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11-28-2012 05:40 PM
Newman i dislike having tons of pest snails on my glass. even in a non-show tank it makes the tank look lame. I do love snails though. especially my sulawesi snails. i dont mind having those all over my glass haha. the less pest snails the less competition for my tylos and the more breeding i get. which is why i pick out pests from time to time to lower the competition for the good snails. otherwise the baby tylos dont get enough food to make it into adulthood.
11-28-2012 05:07 PM
Soothing Shrimp I'd say the like/dislike is split 50-50. I used to breed ramshorns (and may again at some point) because people liked them to clean their tank thereby minimizing work on the owner's end. I don't like them in my shrimp tanks because I like algae on my glass. I have no probs with them in substrate.
11-28-2012 05:02 PM
MABJ
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Originally Posted by secuono View Post
I love "pest" snails..I've never had any snails kill and eat my plants nor take over unless I wanted trillions of MTS. =D
I don't understand the hatred...

Hm..
http://molluscs.at/gastropoda/index....eshwater2.html
+1 I love snails.

But if they do bother you, it is best to rid yourself of them early.


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11-28-2012 04:43 PM
secuono I love "pest" snails..I've never had any snails kill and eat my plants nor take over unless I wanted trillions of MTS. =D
I don't understand the hatred...

Hm..
http://molluscs.at/gastropoda/index....eshwater2.html
11-28-2012 04:10 PM
Elppan They are pretty harmless, but they do poop a lot. My little pea puffer loves to eat them, I never have to worry about a lack of calcium in that tank, she'll slurp out snails and then the shells dissolve lol
11-28-2012 03:58 PM
Newman
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Originally Posted by Indian fern View Post
Gosh! I have 3 of them in my tank. they came from the plants I recently bought. :O
if you don't want them, i suggest you remove them immediately before they get established.
11-28-2012 05:47 AM
Indian fern Gosh! I have 3 of them in my tank. they came from the plants I recently bought. :O
11-28-2012 05:43 AM
yyankeeyankeefan lol my cories find any survivors of the crushed snail. though in my betta tank i have found one or two that have lived threw the shell breaking. my ghost shrimp got them eventually but it took them some time.
11-28-2012 05:11 AM
concepts88
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Originally Posted by Newman View Post
surprisingly, crushing doesn't always kill it. they are so resilient that they will survive w/o an intact shell and will breed even after you unsuccessfully crushed one. I've seen this multiple times in my tank, and even after manual removal, they still persist. once they get going, they can't be stopped lol. they will hide out in your filter, in your substrate, outside of the tank under your tank lid. the best thing you can do if you don't want to deal with pest snails is to remove them immediately upon seeing one in your tank. prevention is the best way to have a snail-less planted tank. it is possible.

it is the Physa genus of snails if anyone is curious.
I trained my fish to attack falling crush snails. And they rip pieces from th falling bodies.
11-27-2012 11:56 PM
MABJ
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Originally Posted by Newman View Post
it is the Physa genus of snails if anyone is curious.
That's a nice tidbit of info thanks.

I had no clue they could survive without a shell, but luckily shrimp usually get to them when they're shell-less.

I've always been a proponent of let them live in peace lol. They are not harmful to plants, and if you feed right, they'll not over reproduce!


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11-27-2012 11:14 PM
Newman surprisingly, crushing doesn't always kill it. they are so resilient that they will survive w/o an intact shell and will breed even after you unsuccessfully crushed one. I've seen this multiple times in my tank, and even after manual removal, they still persist. once they get going, they can't be stopped lol. they will hide out in your filter, in your substrate, outside of the tank under your tank lid. the best thing you can do if you don't want to deal with pest snails is to remove them immediately upon seeing one in your tank. prevention is the best way to have a snail-less planted tank. it is possible.

it is the Physa genus of snails if anyone is curious.
11-27-2012 11:05 PM
MABJ
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And what is a bladder snail?

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A harmless little snail that produces easily surviving eggs in freshwater environments.

You shouldn't be worried about it, but if you don't like if, you can remove or kill it by crushing.


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11-27-2012 10:52 PM
charms And what is a bladder snail?

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11-27-2012 10:48 PM
ValMM If the eye-stalks are short and triangular=pond snail. If the eye-stalks are long, thin and hair like, bladder snail.

The way the spiral goes is a genetic lineage thing, not a good identifier.
11-27-2012 07:27 PM
Peccator If the spiral is to the left (when looking at it from the back/ point of the shell) its a bladder snail
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