Snails and drains

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by jstar4, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:56 AM.

  1. jstar4

    jstar4 Member

    When I drain my tanks I drain them into the toilet.
    Does anyone know if snails, Trumpet snails, in particular will stay and breed in the sewer pipes?
  2. Megan

    Megan Executive Board Staff Member

    Probably. They can live through a WI winter.
  3. Megan

    Megan Executive Board Staff Member

    They are like the cockroaches of the aquatic world. They'd probably survive a nuclear disaster.
  4. jstar4

    jstar4 Member

    I know I have been trying to get rid of them for 3 years. The only thing that works is vinegar
    Maybe if I poured bleach after?
  5. Megan

    Megan Executive Board Staff Member

    I don't think you should pour bleach in the drain. I know cleaning chemicals go into the water system all the time, but to purposely pour bleach down seems bad somehow. Vinegar would be okay though.
  6. Eric N

    Eric N Member

    Do not add bleach after the vinegar. Chorine gas will be produced which will come back out of the drain and is bad for you.
    JeffW likes this.
  7. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Advisory Board

    No, they will not survive in the sewer pipes.

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