I was admiring my soon to be stocked 10g when I noticed I have a little friend crawling around in there. A snail! Haha, I'm sure he was brought into my tank when I put the live plants in as I was setting it up but I was surprised to see him because the tank has been running for nearly two weeks now and I haven't seen him until now. He's a tiny little fellow and I'm amazed he has survived in there as I have been putting ammonia in every day as I cycle it and now the nitrite levels are astronomical (which means I'm almost done right? :D). Are snails able to survive such extremes?
Also, I know they can multiply very quickly and I can have a snail problem on my hands. Should I let him be? I've grown fond of him because I presumed the tank was empty and I was excited to see something actually living in it! I've named him Gary. :P
Anyways, what should I do? I'm hoping he's the only one but I can't be sure. What will happen if there is more than one? Will it compromise the safety of my tank for other inhabitance?