I added a bit of water to my tank today. (Evaporation had it down a bit and I had water ready from yesterday gassed and primed.) I added it and was looking at the bits of stuff floating in the water (I think just stirred up from adding new. Just particles or whatever). And I see a little black snail on my java fern. I soaked my plants in untreated water for 24 hours before they went in a few weeks ago. My tank is almost cycled (ammonia zero, need to test today to see if nitrites have further dropped, have nitrates.)
Do I need to worry about this little snail? It's little and black, not as big around as a pencil.
And is this why my tank looks like it's got a bit of slime on the inside? It was previously absolutely clear but then it wasn't close to cycling. Now the walls look dirty on the inside. I didn't know if I should wipe the inside of the tank to get rid of that; I know that's where the good bacteria is. (Will take photo if need to for clarification.)
5Gallon, heated to 80*, filtered/baffled with sponge, gravel, plants x4 (bacopa, wisteria, java fern x2), gravel, Prime, dead shrimpx2 for cycling/ NO fish in tank.