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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Smile can someone id this snail?

and can anyone let me know if they take over fast or eat any of my plants?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 07:01 AM
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Re: can someone id this snail?

Ram's horn snail. They are not supposed to eat healthy plants (hopefully some one told them that). Takes a M and F to reproduce. Get to about nickel size.

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are they good for my shrimp tank with a lot of plants?? cause it was a hitchhiker..
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Re: can someone id this snail?

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are they good for my shrimp tank with a lot of plants?? cause it was a hitchhiker..
Should be fine. They won't hurt the shrimp, and shouldn't hurt healthy plants. If you over feed, or in any way allow them a large food source, their population will explode. These snails do not suffer from the over crowding effects that fish do.

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