Originally Posted by dormbettafishery
My eye automatically found the title of this blurb. I was just about to post a question about the medium small size snail that appeared a few days ago. I've seen about 3 tiny little babies since then. I looked online, trying to figure out what snail type it could be, but I would like a second opinion. I'm thinking it is a pond snail, but not sure because I've never dealt with hitchhikers before (first planted tank)... I don't mind them and don't really want to kill them unless they overpopulate.
Does anyone know what type of snail this is?
The plants that the snails came from are micro sword and a anacharis plant.
(I have no idea what the white/yellow stuff is in the picture... :s I really hope it's not eggs.... o.o Only after I looked at the picture did I see the stuff on the rocks.)
That's definitely a pond snail. Like a user said earlier, they're not necessarily a *bad* thing so long as there's one of them. But usually, if you have one, you have at least two and that's all it takes for a population explosion.
If you do decide to keep it in your tank, just make sure you don't overfeed and you shouldn't have too many snailbabies come about.
And I don't think those are eggs. Pond snails lay eggs in these little gelatinous masses either on the sides of the tanks or on the plants. They look like clear, globular-looking jelly things with little white specks in them.