Originally Posted by Roemgie
Oh ok awesome I'm glad you can at least ID him! He has a slightly rounded shell. I knew he wasn't a mystery snail because I've seen plenty of those and I had thought about getting one at some point.
Do you think it would be safe to let him into my tank? I have a lot more to offer in the 10 rather than the five and its cycled. My biggest concern is that I could have sworn I heard that you can 'feed' snails to bettas or at least fish in general. Also in they'll pick at them enough that it 'eats' them or at least kills them. Is that something to be worried about?
And I have most of my plants in my 10 gallon so that means that it should be something in my five that had them in it...but i did move a few to my 10 gallon. How long does it take them to grow? And being that I only see one could I be safe to say he would stay as one and not be fertilized and multiple?
Most snails reproduce asexually, so letting him out into a tank, if you are not prepared may not be the best idea. And some fish do eat the sails, but not all. If you are really set on putting him in, wait for it to be big enough so it cant be swallowed.
And in my bowl i have one small plant which is good enough food for them but some snails dont even eat plants (not sure about the bladder snail) and i crush a very small pellet into the water once a month just in case.
And i had mine as an egg (flushed the rest by accident) and is now 3 months old. And yours looks around the same size as mine or maybe just a bit younger.