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found this hitchhiker in my tank once before and finally caught him. wondering what kind of snail it is and if its beneficial to keep him.

 

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thanks for your replies. my carpet is almost full grown. population explosion is what i dont want though. guess i will have to get rid of the little guy.
 

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They are not hard to manage and IMHO the benefits outweigh the negatives.

Once every 60days I put an Algae wafer in a fishnet over night. The next morning it's full of snails. I remove the largest one (reproductive size). I return the little ones so the can continue to clean the tank.

I look at it as just another part of the tank maintenance program.

Also, some is always looking for them if you might prefer to sell/trade/give them away vs. kill them.
 
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