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gerald 18-06-2006 04:50 PM

introduced new plant"wow"
 
i added a few water hyacinth into an established pond yesterday. i
woke up this morning to find an out break of what appear to be clear
eggs. i calld the pond supply/ garden center to ask their oppinion.
they said probably snail eggs. not harmfull to the fish! i hope this
is true.
they also said pond salt will kill them.

my questions are.
1. are the snails harmfull to other things. ie.. plant life in the
pond.
2. should i add pond salt to kill them? i know to much salt is no good
for plants.
3. their are thousands of eggs. i dontthink i need 3,000 snails in a
1500 gal. pond.

any feed back would be helpfull. i am still a novice this is the third
season, for me.
gerald


Pete Thomas 19-06-2006 10:47 PM

introduced new plant"wow"
 
gerald wrote:
i added a few water hyacinth into an established pond yesterday. i
woke up this morning to find an out break of what appear to be clear
eggs. i calld the pond supply/ garden center to ask their oppinion.
they said probably snail eggs. not harmfull to the fish! i hope this
is true.
they also said pond salt will kill them.

my questions are.
1. are the snails harmfull to other things. ie.. plant life in the
pond.
2. should i add pond salt to kill them? i know to much salt is no good
for plants.
3. their are thousands of eggs. i dontthink i need 3,000 snails in a
1500 gal. pond.

any feed back would be helpfull. i am still a novice this is the third
season, for me.
gerald

The snails won't do any harm - they are often advised for keeping a
pond clean.

They won't overtake your pond (unlike the water hyacinths!) as they
should adapt their numbers to the environment.

Most ponds end up with snails sooner or later.

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