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Hey all,

Got my tank up and running and I've ended up with a couple snails in my tank that I didn't put there. :)

I need help to identify this snail.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
J
 

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That's what I was worried about... luckily I've only seen two and I'm tossing them.

Fingers crossed.
 

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They are like roaches, if you see two there are 10 more hiding somewhere. Welcome to the world of planted tanks! Oh and snails arent a bad thing. Dont over feed and their populations stay in check and they play a role in a the ecology of an aquarium.
 

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=Roaches

Yeah, that's what worries me. But it makes me feel good to find the only two I've seen in the tank. :)
 

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It looks like a pond snail. Images here.

I have loads of them from a plant I purchased online.
Umm, bladder snail. And all the evidence you need is in the google images link you included. Although you googled "pond snail", the entire top row of pictures are bladder snails, and if you follow the image links they confirm such. Not sure why google did such a bad job with that search. The first picture is the most useful, because it shows the difference between a pond snail and a bladder snail.
 

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Oh... that's interesting. For some reason I thought bladder snails were pond snails. LOL! Oops! All the reading I've done here it seemed interchangeable. Thanks for the clarification! D'oh!
 
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