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Desperately wanting to add outside snails to my plant tank!

So yesterday I was on a run and found these plants in a creek near my house that were totally infested with snails(pictured). I have a new walstad tank (pictured) with soil substrate, 13 watt lights, and hovers around 75-80 degrees. I want originally was going to add Malaysian trumpet snails but now I want to add these snails!!! Should I? I don't mind if they reproduce like crazy? Is this a really great idea or what?


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I would say that the one thing to be concerned about is the introduction of parasites and the like through these wild snails. Other than that I don't see why not as long as you don't mind a bunch of "pest" snails.
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That's a bladder snail, at least unless your photo is reversed. On one hand, they are pretty beneficial as part of a cleanup crew. On the other, there's no telling if you might be introducing anything else you don't want. I've introduced dragonfly nymphs, planaria and other flatworms from plants I propagated in my own backyard pond. I'd think a stream would have at least as high of odds of bringing in trouble. Might be worth it to keep them in a jar for a few days and keep an eye out before adding them to your tank.

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Thanks a lot! I did a little research and I think it defeintly is a bladder snail. The jar that I put the plants and snails in is loaded with planaria, and some sort of larve. However, I took out a few of the snails earlier and had them in some of my aquarium water and they seem to be totally fine and....alone. I did a final rinse off and took the plunge - or rather they did! they are in the tank now.

I just put two in for a 5 gallon tank - that seems like enough to start - probably I will be seeing more soon?

Thanks for the help!

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