CAN A DEAD SNAIL KILL FISH?

Can dead snail kill fish? This is one of the curious questions many people ask, especially aspiring farmers and farmers.

Dead aquarium snail produce ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to fish if allowed to accumulate in fish production systems. When ammonia accumulates to toxic levels, fish can not extract energy from feed efficiently, which will shorten it’s life span and eventually cause it’s death.

It is not a new idea to raise fish and water snail together in a pond, infact it is very common now among farmers, especially the newbies who sometimes doesn’t have the finance to build different ponds for both of these water creatures.

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From my own experience, this act of rearing these two animals together is very risky and not worth taking.

This is due to the fact that, aquarium snails act in a funny manner sometimes, such as staying still for a good amount of time or flooting on water.

Assassin snail with a bladder snail

With these acts, it’s very confusing to know when they are really dead or not, and so if they are really dead and still be left in the pond, there is every possiblity that the fish are in real problem.

Ammonia (NH3) is a very toxic substance or gas which when released from a dead organism such as snail could contaminate the water, including changing it’s odor and sometimes the color of the water.

In such situation, the fish in the water must have to be removed immediately and given proper care and treatment, or they will die because they are already contaminated.

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When a snail die in a fish pond and is not removed Sooner, we all know that it will eventually lead to the death of the fish in the pond, but first, it does some great harm to the fish with will eventually expose it to death. First, it stunt the growth of the fish, reduces the feed conversion rate, and also reduce disease resistance, thereby exposing the fish to diseases.

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In order to control this, I would advise not to keep snail’s with fish and if you must do, be very observant!.

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