Originally Posted by Crateria
Oh thank goodness it's just poop.
Yup, it's Anubias leaves!
Also I'd like to just mention how FAST this little bugger is growing. I guess he's got plenty of snail food in there, haha!
Just taken on the 9th!
He can easily get 3x as big if you don't squish him first ^^ they eat algaes, uneaten food, and dead plant matter (if you find them on a damaged plant they did not damage it, just eating the dead parts off). if there is a lot of food for them they can reproduce fairly fast (population won't grow if there is not much to eat). Some (few) fish species eat these including 2 of my bettas, a certain loach species I can't remember the exact one though, and dwarf puffers... also assassin snails. Shrimp will eat dead snails but I've not witnessed a shrimp kill a snail to eat it.
A cool extra factoid: if you keep them in the dark (no live plants, no light like a opaqued bin) their shells will eventually turn black and so will offspring. If you keep them in the dark and have calcium rich water, if they hang out at the surface a lot (they'll eat biofilm off the surface of water that does not have current/flow) you get cool white banding on the black shells (calcium deposits) ^^
I have snails in all my tanks including pond, ramshorn, and Malaysian trumpet snails.