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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question What kind of snail is this??

I noticed this teeny tiny snail a couple months ago and I've been watching him get bigger. He must have come in on some plants I bought. Can you help me identify him?
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I think he is a pond snail... You can see this picture to make sure. If he is not one of these, I don't know...




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Pond snail. Kill it if you don't want more.


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So he looks like a pond snail and a bladder snail. I only have one in the tank so I don't think I would get more? Thank you SO much for the photos!
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many snails can reproduce asexually. im not sure if pond snails do but if it's a pond snail (and it looks like the shell coils that way) pond snails grow fairly slowly and get decently big (nickle size). bladder snails stay smaller.
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I'll keep him regardless but do you think I should move him out of my planted tank?
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I think they eat plants. I know when I want to get rid of them I have to pick them off of leaves in my tank


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Snails are good for your tank, they keep my leaves clean and also eat leftovers. If you have to much snails at a time you can get anatoma helena's, they are snail eating snails.

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When I had a pond snail and bladder snails in a planted tank, they did not harm healthy plants. They ate decayed leaves. Keep your eyes on him. If you see him eating healthy leaves, you can move him out. I know he is not a pest but more like a pet for you :)
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Thanks for the replies. He is cruising along the plants but not eating them as of yet. I like watching him and I agree they can be viewed as pests but he has survived my uncycled tank and water changes and substrate and decor changes without skipping a beat. He is pretty resilant compared to a mystery snail. Both my mystery snails died. I'm not even feeding him algae wafers and he seems to be growing.
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