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(KING 5 News)   "Invasive zebra mussels? In MY aquarium?" It's more likely than you think   (king5.com) divider line
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2021-03-05 9:31:56 PM  
Too fresh
 
2021-03-05 10:51:44 PM  
Yeah, you gotta pour bleach in that tank, then boil it, then dump it in a septic tank full of lye.
 
2021-03-05 11:44:40 PM  
Do they taste good?
 
2021-03-06 12:45:42 AM  

kdawg7736: Do they taste good?


There's hardly any meat to them.
 
2021-03-06 12:47:41 AM  
That's not a good thing at all. Zebra mussels fark up entire water ecosystems
 
2021-03-06 12:48:01 AM  
Now KING 5, do an investigative report on how many people who have fish tanks own bettas. Oh wait, Go Krakken!
 
2021-03-06 12:56:19 AM  
I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.
 
2021-03-06 1:06:51 AM  
you got to stay mussels free
 
2021-03-06 1:08:01 AM  

pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.


I wish I had a few of those when I was having to pay someone to drag the damn snails down to the river and dump them in.

1 30 gallon aquarium with moors
6 10 gallon aquariums with Red Parrot Cichlids

I tried to teach the Chichlids to kill them but they got constipated from the shells and it almost killed them.
 
2021-03-06 1:13:31 AM  

likwidflame: That's not a good thing at all. Zebra mussels fark up entire water ecosystems


Last year...or was it the year before....Zebra Mussels shut down the entire Austin water supply. The other time was silt. The last time pipes burst.

So, 3 times in the last year the capital city of Texas had to shut down the water.
 
2021-03-06 1:22:22 AM  
Anthropocene trifecta 66% complete.

/there are no more "invasive" species you fools
//the requisite concept of biome integrity no longer exists
///see ya in hell fellow Thrill-Kill Apes!
 
2021-03-06 1:37:58 AM  
Zebra mussels take out power plants on the great lakes on a semi-regular basis and they all have some pretty aggressive mitigation systems because of them.

Also, alewives. Yes the tiny fish.
 
2021-03-06 2:08:20 AM  

Weatherkiss: kdawg7736: Do they taste good?

There's hardly any meat to them.


If I add enough white wine, I won't care.

"One for me, one for the mussels, one for me...."
 
2021-03-06 2:09:13 AM  

AbuHashish: Now KING 5, do an investigative report on how many people who have fish tanks own bettas. Oh wait, Go Krakken!


*Fist Bump*

Go Kraken!
 
2021-03-06 2:32:57 AM  

pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.


Loaches seem to be friendly, too.. there's Youtube videos of them swimming right into their owner's hand.
 
2021-03-06 2:35:19 AM  

likwidflame: That's not a good thing at all. Zebra mussels fark up entire water ecosystems


With the exception of monster smallmouths & mature sturgeon, you are correct.
 
2021-03-06 2:38:14 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Anthropocene trifecta 66% complete.

/there are no more "invasive" species you fools
//the requisite concept of biome integrity no longer exists
///see ya in hell fellow Thrill-Kill Apes!


It's the Great American Interchange part 2.
You killed my medium sized mammals, now prepare to die.
 
2021-03-06 3:15:22 AM  

kdawg7736: Do they taste good?


Well, they're not endangered or even threatened so probably not.
 
2021-03-06 3:42:53 AM  
Zebra mussels are a black and white issue, no shades of grey. Aquarium owners need to stop horsing around and start clamoring for some solutions.
 
2021-03-06 6:21:44 AM  
Zebra?

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2021-03-06 6:38:01 AM  

pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.


Yo-yo loaches worked well for me. The suck the snail right out of the shell. And they seem to think my zebra pleco is some sort of overlord.

/over 200 gallons of tanks
//might be getting another today
///fishys!
 
2021-03-06 6:45:37 AM  

kdawg7736: Do they taste good?


Lions love them.
 
2021-03-06 7:29:46 AM  

Sexy Jesus: kdawg7736: Do they taste good?

Lions love them.


THE LIONS LOVE THEM.

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/no reason
 
2021-03-06 8:54:39 AM  
You can't find "invasive zebra muscle" on the porn sites.


Yet.
 
2021-03-06 10:14:32 AM  

pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.


We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.
 
2021-03-06 10:42:18 AM  

BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
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First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.


I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.
 
2021-03-06 10:43:05 AM  

pheelix: BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
[cdn10.bigcommerce.com image 500x206]
First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.

I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.


Talking about the snails reproducing, not the loaches.
 
2021-03-06 10:59:19 AM  

pheelix: BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
[cdn10.bigcommerce.com image 500x206]
First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.

I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.


We got a pleco for that. I selected one that was a real go-getter while the others were just sitting around doing nothing. He's pretty fun to watch as well, and the tank is super clean. Our main concern was that he wouldn't have enough to eat (it's only a 15L tank), but it's been fine so far.
 
2021-03-06 12:06:17 PM  

BretMavrik: pheelix: BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
[cdn10.bigcommerce.com image 500x206]
First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.

I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.

We got a pleco for that. I selected one that was a real go-getter while the others were just sitting around doing nothing. He's pretty fun to watch as well, and the tank is super clean. Our main concern was that he wouldn't have enough to eat (it's only a 15L tank), but it's been fine so far.


At the time, my tank HAD a pleco. Lazy little fark gave up on sucking algae off the walls and did the backstroke for fish food when the rest of the fish were being fed. It's name was originally Placky (named by my wife). We changed it to Slacky.
 
2021-03-06 12:15:20 PM  

pheelix: BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
[cdn10.bigcommerce.com image 500x206]
First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.

I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.


The snails can only populate to the level of food available for them. If you had that many snails that means you were either overfeeding the fish or not performing proper maintenance. Either way, they don't really hurt anything most of the time. As long as they are not eating your live plants they are great janitors. If you had MTS you had something that really cleans the gravel.
 
2021-03-06 4:00:30 PM  
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You want Zebra Mussels? This is how you get Zebra Mussels.
 
2021-03-06 4:07:58 PM  
Ed Hoculee approves.
 
2021-03-06 9:19:08 PM  

foxtail: pheelix: BretMavrik: pheelix: I had a really bad infestation of tiny little snails in my aquarium once. Once.
[cdn10.bigcommerce.com image 500x206]
First thing I'd try is siccing a bunch of kuhli loaches on the little bastards.

We got a couple for our son's aquarium because he thought they looked cool. About two years later, they're getting pretty big (relatively) and are even more fun to watch since they can't hide in the rocks as well as they used to. I don't know if we would have had snails otherwise, but we sure as hell don't now.

I had bought a new fish, and a couple weeks later noticed a few tiny snails in the tank. It was nice at first because they ate all the brown algae on the rocks and glass but over the next few months they multiplied until they damn near covered the entire bottom. IIRC the loaches cleared them out in about a month. If it wasn't for the out of control reproduction they would have been nice to keep around. They did a great job cleaning the tank.

The snails can only populate to the level of food available for them. If you had that many snails that means you were either overfeeding the fish or not performing proper maintenance. Either way, they don't really hurt anything most of the time. As long as they are not eating your live plants they are great janitors. If you had MTS you had something that really cleans the gravel.


Tinfoil barbs outgrew the tank.
 
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