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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of snail is this?

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It's a bad picture but the best one I have. It's a brown shell with I believe some black in it.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 12:49 AM
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I can't ID it from the pic, can you get a better shot of it. Need to see the shell clearly at the very least.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 02:56 AM
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My best guess is an aquatic snail
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My best guess is an aquatic snail
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+1 on the snail being aquatic.
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Here is a better picture

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+1 bladder snail
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Yep as they said bladder snail.

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im unfamiliar with bladder snails, are they good? bad? whats the story? do they clean so to say?
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Asking if they are good will get you a range of answers. I personally love all snails that don't eat plants. I tend to overfeed, they clean up the mess and my population explodes, but I'm okay with that. The extra snails I get go to feed my assassin snails, so in my opinion I like bladder/pond/trumpet snails. Others hate them because they can overwhelm a tank if you aren't careful.

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they wont eat plants but will help "clean" my tank correct?
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No they won't eat plants, unless the plant is unhealthy, and yes they help clean up.

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Sweet! Thanks Sake, hopefully they multiply but not past the point of no return
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