Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary. AB, Canada
In my 29g, I don't really want pond snails because I know how quickly they can reproduce. I have an apple snail in this tank, so don't want to add assassins to keep the pond snail numbers in check in case they decide to take out the apple snail too. Its not so much I mind the aesthetics of pond snails, I actually like having some. But its just when it gets out of control and I have them all over the glass, etc that it bothers me.
And with only the three or four I have right now, if I put them in my 10g, the assassins will take them out before they have a chance to reproduce. I asked my lfs if they have any pond snails they'd like to get rid of, but they said no, and I certainly don't want to pay for pest snails, or spend lots of time driving around to pick them up from others.
So I thought the easiest thing for now would be to take them out of my 29g before they start dropping eggs all over the place, let their numbers grow in a vase or something, and feed them to the assassins. Last year my 10g was totally covered in pond snails, so I got the assassins and they totally decimated the population in no time. I have more juvie assassins now, so I want to keep a constant supply of the pond snails.
I also don't know if they're pond snails or bladder snails. One looks like the shell might be more pointed (definitely not a malyasian trumpet snail, and probably not a nerite or ramshorn that I can tell), and the other 2/3 are very round. They're very tiny still right now, so its hard to tell.
Last edited by tinkerpuppet; 11-28-2012 at 05:43 PM.