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lana
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)18:23    Post subject: Baby Snail Reply with quote

This morning I looked in the tank and I saw a baby snail. how did he get in there? I have no live plants. Should I be worried? He's very cute, the size of a rice grain I would guess.

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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)19:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and someday soon you may have more...

Maybe it's an alien snail Shocked
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)22:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may have came with fish, it may just be a sign of a well kept tank.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)0:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it is an alien as I can only find one, he's very cute, we have called him Gus. He seems rather happy just slippin along the plastic plants. So I guess nothing to worry about, I don't want him to be lonely though.

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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)17:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have live plants. Could be one of those invasive species that I seem to have hundreds of...

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lana
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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah no live plants at all, he's too cute to be invasive, at the moment.

What the weather like in Scotland?

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PostPosted: 2007.01.21(Sun)13:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I have no idea where he could have came from then. The weather here is too say the least... cold. No nice living in Scotland at the mo'. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: 2007.01.22(Mon)11:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a "cute" snail in the same way. That is, I don't really know how I got it. It either came in with some fish and was so small I didn't note it when netting them out of the bag, or the egg was in my gravel (which I got secondhand from a friend) and survived my washing it.

Either way, you'll want to keep a close watch on the number of snails you see, because my particular snail was hermaphroditic (some are) and self-fertilized and then hatched more snails. Some months later I had a terrible load of snails literally clogging my filter and making for an overcrowded tank. I lost several cardinal tetras over it. I used the advice here to get the snails back under control. Now, I have a few cute snails, and a fat, happy clown loach.[/url]
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PostPosted: 2007.01.22(Mon)15:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have been madly searching the tank everyday but so far just the one is apparent. We called him "Gus". I guess I'll can only wait and see what happens about more of his friends. It would be nice to have just the one though, I read that they can grow to 2 cm, that's almost bigger than some of the fish I have.
Thanks for you input T.
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