Critter ID? - The Planted Tank Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Epitaph
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2020, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Jivatma's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 12
Critter ID?

Not sure what they are. Where they came from. Looking for the usual answers: harmful? How did they get there? Should i treat for them or leave them be?

Tank info:

10gal. Planted+ light and HOB filter.

2 hornwort plants that seem to have died off (just kind of snapped them from their anchors. They never really seemed to take hold/root)

1 java fern (seems healthy green color. Some reddening on the leaves)

Seachem flourite substrate and 1 driftwood.

1 male betta.

Weekly water changes 10-20%
Tank is about 1year old. Still kind of going through brown algae uglies. Betta seems healthy. No abnormalities noticed.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
Jivatma is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2020, 01:18 AM
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 2
Definitely looks like some baby snails they probably hitched a ride on plants or materials. Most snails are not harmful and can actually be beneficial in eating up algae and cleaning up the glass. If you dont want them you can simply try to remove them physically.
EvanderT is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2020, 04:06 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 106
Looks like mini ramshorns. They are harmless but since they only grow up to a few mm large, they can easily multiple and sustain themselves on just the biofilm in the tank. Most likely hitchhiked via plants/décor from another tank as EvanderT mentioned. I personally dislike them and found no way to get rid of them in my shrimp tank w/ nerites unless I break down the tank completely. Best to remove them while you can or you may have to resort to meds or a loach in the future.
deeda likes this.

VICTOR PIMP #53 SGT-500-40-4F-2S-DK
Epitaph is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome