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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Snail ID Please

Please help identify these little hitchhikers.





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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 01:02 AM
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Look like pond snails to me. Love to hitch hike in on plants.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 02:23 AM
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I believe these little guys are called pouch snails (Physa sp.). I have a few of them in the tank, probably got them through plants but they seem harmless.
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Harmless probably, but they can be a nuisance since they can easy over populate the tank.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help.

The over population thing is what I'm worried about most.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
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Over population can be a problem. They are good algae eaters though! I cut down the population by squishing them for the fish to eat and by using veggies (such as zucchini) at night to remove them. Put in a slice at night, pull out in the am covered with snails.
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