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Neatfish 11-01-2012 08:59 PM

What's this?
I'm not sure where to put this but what's this thing? I saw it in my tank today.

kruzerman 11-01-2012 09:01 PM

hard to see but it looks like a pond snail

Neatfish 11-01-2012 09:03 PM

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! How did it get in my tank?

c_gwinner 11-01-2012 09:08 PM

hard to tell from shell but either a pond or bladder snail, looks kinda like a bladder snail but not possitive. Probably came from some plants you put in there. Eggs being stuck to plant leaves or stems if not treated or quarantined develop and you get snails.

They wont hurt anything unless you just dont want snails.

Neatfish 11-01-2012 09:11 PM

I have not put plants in my tank for a while and all I put in was some neon tetras yesterday. No i don't like snails nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

tez 11-01-2012 09:19 PM

maybe your neon gave birth! :smile:

Neatfish 11-01-2012 09:22 PM

If it's a snail, will it eat my neons, glowlight tetras or ghost shrimp?

c_gwinner 11-01-2012 09:29 PM

No it will not, unless they are dead, but will mostly go after algae and diatoms. You can use a turkey baster to suck him out if you want, or just smush him on the glass and your fish will do the rest. buy any driftwood or rocks that were in the tanks at the LFS?

Neatfish 11-01-2012 09:31 PM

No I did not get rocks or driftwood. It won't hurt nothing? I guess it could be good for my algae problem.

c_gwinner 11-01-2012 09:37 PM

Could still be from your plants and just been dormant for a while. The eggs just don't hatch immediately. That's the only place I think it could come from, but where there's one hitch hiker there will be more and they are quite prolific at producing babies.

Neatfish 11-01-2012 11:59 PM

Oh gaaaaaaaaaaaaw! That guy must of lied to me when he said the plants don't have snails.

HighDesert 11-02-2012 06:05 PM

They're not a biggie. They actually do help with eating up uneaten fish/shrimp food, algae, etc. You can keep their populations down by not overfeeding.

Neatfish 11-09-2012 03:13 AM

I'm seeing another snail. It's small and white what's going on?

HighDesert 11-09-2012 03:23 AM

Get a couple of assassin snails. They should take care of them in short order. :-)

Neatfish 11-09-2012 03:54 AM

Might have to get some. This new snail I saw don't look like the one in that pic.

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