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I have these snails all over my tank, and I have never seen them harming my plants, but rather cleaning them. However, i'm not really sure what species they are! The ones in the photos are probably about a month old I think, give or take. Thanks for any input!
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Appears to be a common pond snail... Usually come with new plants... They reproduce quite fast and can eat plants.


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They did come with new plants and they reproduce like bunnies. I guess I'll start squishing

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They did come with new plants and they reproduce like bunnies. I guess I'll start squishing

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They make a yummy snack for puffers and most loaches...

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Yeah I was JUST thinking, as I wrote my last reply, that I should grab a loach, since I do NOT like the copper treatment.

I know clown loaches would be good but they grow to 12" or something... What about a weather loach?

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Weather loaches can still get large... I perfer yo-yo loaches

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I'll see if I can find one at the LFS.

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I've decided to try "Had-a-Snail", basically it's just 1% copper solution. Could anyone tell me if I need to be concerned about the following items and their survival? thanks

Crayfish, pleco, gourami, neon tetras, plants (mainly crypts and java fern).
Thanks for the help.

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Okay, Jason, I give up: How in the world did you manage to ID the snail without a description or a picture?? :shock:
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Okay, Jason, I give up: How in the world did you manage to ID the snail without a description or a picture?? :shock:
2la,

There was a pic until kyle turned off attachments(see planted tank issues forum)....

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I've decided to try "Had-a-Snail", basically it's just 1% copper solution. Could anyone tell me if I need to be concerned about the following items and their survival? thanks

Crayfish, pleco, gourami, neon tetras, plants (mainly crypts and java fern).
Thanks for the help.

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I dont recommend it... It can be hard on plants and will probably kill your crayfish, not to mention it may stress your pleco....

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I dont recommend it...
Figured as much. So I guess loach is really the only effective option. I'll look for one. Thanks for all the help on this topic, BTW

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