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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2005, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Snail IDs?

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong but I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what snails these are? They do clean the glass but the vals have some circular holes and I'm not sure if they just ate the damaged parts (the leaves very in pretty bad shape when they were put in) or if they actually munch on healthy plants. Any ideas?







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The last snail looks like a Ramshorn


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It looks like Physa spec seeL
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I had one that must have come in on some plants. Then I saw another one, and then another, and then I saw the clear gel with the eggs on my Windelov, then more eggs, and more eggs, and now some small snails...

I am assuming that the eggs are from the Physa, but now I have also seen a ramshorn, guess its a never ending battle...

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the top 2 pics are pond snails. I think everyone would have pond snails if it wasnt for loaches and other predatory fish. The last pic looks like a red ramshorn. I have both in my tanks.

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To confirm the others. First one is a Physa species. Second one might also be, but the foot colour hints to a Lymnaea snail, but it is hard to tell from that picture. Does it have same kind of tentacles as the Physa in first picture? Thin and long? If not and they are more flat and triangular, it's a Lymnaea. And third one is a ramshorn snail species.

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The first and second pic are of the same snail so Physa it is I actually tried to keep these guys around but they both died a while back and no new ones have appeared.

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It is true that even the common pest snails are rather interesting creatures. I have some "pest" species in my planted tank and they aren't damaging the healthy plant parts nearly at all (there's nearly no leftover food for them so the snail populations are small enough for them not to get too hungry), they mostly eat algae and decaying plant parts.

Here's some pictures of my pest and pet snails, I still need to add some species and an introduction for all of them. There's only common names in English, but I'll be adding an English version too after I get the Finnish one ready.

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Wow rain gorgeous site, pictures and snails! The zebra apples and swamp ceriths are stunning, wish I could find some of those.

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