Rated 4 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indognut Extremely Efficient
For an inexpensive (only inexpensive here) little trap it does an amazing job! My Assassin snails can't keep up with those darn Ramshorn snails. When your tank is balanced and there is no algae to eat, they start devouring your plants. They are asexual or hermaphroditic. I have never seen any life form multiply as rapidly as these do. The Assassin snails are reproducing too but at a much slower rate. I help balance the population by putting in two traps when there is a large imbalance. It is amazing how fast the trap can become completely full. So full there is absolutely no room for more inside so there are more waiting at the trap door. Now if my baby Corys would stop going inside. I also have to sift through the Ramshorn to make sure no Assassins have taken advantage of the convenient food source.
I just take an algae wafer, break it into a couple of pieces and slip them in the holder.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by jLee50 Effective and useful
This is a mechanical snail trap involving no medication to your tank. It includes two pieces of food to start you off but you can also just use a piece of algae wafer in the middle. The entrance slots on the side are adjustable to prevent fish entering, or if there's specific size snails you are trying to trap.
The pieces are made out of plastic, but overall they are fairly well made, but I'm unsure how well it'll hold up in the long run.
The cost of the unit is price cheaply and affordable, and is re-usable, so I don't see a complaint there.
Overall, I recommend this to anyone who wants to rid snails from their tank.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishie21 Works for all "pests"
Bought this in an attempt to remove the huge MTS population I have, I used a omnivore pellet instead of the food they gave me and placed it in my tank. I could see the MTS coming up out of the substrate at the scent of food so I shut the lights and walked away. I came back 4 hours later to see what I caught and I did have a good number of MTS in and around it...however I had also caught one hungry Dojo Loach who had slipped in and not been able to slip back out. He seemed panicked so I released him and put it back in the tank. Next morning had the same effect and then decided the MTS capture was not worth killing my loaches.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasDale Well thought out, works well
The design is sound and well thought out. It works well. I'm not sure it will keep up with the reproductive habits of pond snails, but it is making a dent in the population.
March 30, 2014