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snails that won't lay eggs

Are there any snails that won't lay eggs or fire out baby's like there's no tomorrow? I'd quite like to have a snail mooching about in there.
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The assasin snail is good, I just picked a few up. They are suppose to seek and destroy all other snails and don't multiply very quickly.
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Yeah I had one before, didn't reproduce at all but they are meat eaters and I presume that's why it died, it was alive for over a year though so i might try one again.
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Tylomelania (rabbit) snails might be a good choice, depending on your water conditions and tank mates.

Nerite snails may also be a good choice though if you find you have females, they will lay hard eggs on everything but they aren't viable. Just weed out any females until you get only males.

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I think I read that Malaysian trumpet snails give birth to live young.
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The assasin snail is good, I just picked a few up. They are suppose to seek and destroy all other snails and don't multiply very quickly.

Assassin snails do lay eggs and multiply in time. Nerite snails are a good choice. They do lay eggs but won't hatch in fresh water.


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I've read that rabbit snails eat plants, and I'm not sure I was eggs all over my tank whether they would hatch or not for the nerites haha! Snails are looking like a bad idea for now, unless I decide to get another assassin, Thanks everyone though.
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Try the nerite. They can live in freshwater, but only reproduce in salt water. Great cleaners, and tend not to eat healthy plants.

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