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What Snail Species is This ???
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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)13:05    Post subject: What Snail Species is This ??? Reply with quote

Somehow 2 of these guys got a ride into my planted MTS tank. I welcomed them, but now they have grown a lot and laid eggs. Now I'm curious as to what they actually are.






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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)13:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look like Ramshorn snails. They can punch holes in plants like common pond snails, but if other more appealing options present themselves, they tend to stick to them and leave plants alone.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)16:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found a little snail in my tank today! It was maybe the size of half a grain of rice, but, I smooshed it. I have some little holes in one of my plants, and I wondered where they came from. Possibly that little guy. I hope I have no more hitchhikers. It looked just like these ones, but, being so small its hard to tell.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smoosh 'em now before it's too late! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)20:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny; same thing happened to me yesterday! I was gazing into my tank, and a rock was moving.... no, it was a little snail! All I could think of was that it most have come in as an egg on one of the plants that I purchased 1 1/2 weeks ago?? Or at least have been very small, because today is the first I've seen of it.

I do not want a tank over run with snails, which happened to me in college.

As a previous poster said, I'll guess I'll need to smoosh it. The guilt.

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PostPosted: 2010.03.03(Wed)23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Does anyone have the genus species though? I wondering were this kind's native land is.


It seems like overnight now there are 5 blotches of eggs. I've also had 10 MTS breeding for the past 2 months, the tanks got plenty of algae. I think I'm just gunna let the snail war begin. This may be weird but I like having tons of snails.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)4:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I havent added anything new to my tank in more than a month I think! It would have been the last batch of plants Mad and I was even careful to inspect them first before letting the guy at the LFS give them to me!

By the way, I made my boyfriend smoosh it for me.. and then dropped it back in for some fun food. Razz
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)4:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg!!!! my 29 gallon is over run with snails!!! Its so hard to catch all of them. I was wondering do snails add to the biomass of the tank?
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)4:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do, but, like shrimp, add very little. Though I suppose if you're riding the line and have about 1500 baby snails crawling all around... well, you might ought to to do something. Razz
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)6:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have those guys and have never had any of them mess with my plants. The fun thing about them is every so often you will get a red one. They get big though....
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