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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of snail?

Any chance someone can tell me what kind of snail this is? Found it crawling around when I was cleaning the tank... must have come in on the moss I bought a little while ago. I want to make sure it's not the kind that will reproduce like crazy. Now sure if it is possible to ID a snail tho?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 06:38 PM
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I'm thinking it is one of those pesky snails, not 100% sure though. Feel around the plants for snail egg cases- they are small and feel like jelly.


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Some kind of Physidae. They have openings on the left like that. Maybe a pond snail? If they have thin shells. They're usually the hitchhikers you get from plants. They can breed like crazy. They're good for getting rid of diatoms in my experience but if they don't have anything to munch on they might munch on plants.

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grrr thanks guys. i was afraid of that. i'll have to check my moss now!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 11:28 PM
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I have these little guys!! Haven't had the heart to kill any, I just stick a few in other tanks when I see them. Often the bettas eat them. :)

I've read that if you don't over feed the fish the snails won't over populate.

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You could always get an assassin snail too.


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Don't know what it is but its pretty! I just got 7 mystery snails from sablebeauty off UB. I ordered 2 and she sent 7 LOL.. guess she wanted to get rid of them. So I have my fill of snails for now (If anyone wants a free one PM me). Luckily 3 of them are still pretty small so I can put them in my smaller tanks for now.

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