I had tried to introduce snails into the Cement Pond for years. River snails, lake snails, big snails, little snails, any kind of interesting snails i came across.
Well finally a single tiny species has taken hold and now i am infested. They particularly like my Egeria Densa, AKA Anacharis. It appears on some strands they will eat the leaves to the stem, starting at the lush tops. This has become a problem. Some 12" strands can have 10 or so snails foraging within the leaflets.
I need a snail eater(s).
Snail darters, Greenside Darters, Golden Ear Topminnows are snail eaters but not an option. Perhaps The Red-Eared Sunfish, AKA Shell Crackers?
Are there others species that come to mind?
Are there other options? I know copper kills snails but i've been told it is detrimental to plants as well.
I do not want any kind of chemical treatment anyway.