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I was about to clean my 15 gallon tank and do a water change when I noticed these little guys crawling on the glass. It was good timing as I was debating putting some snails in anyway to help with the cleanup crew. Any ideas what these little guys are? Thanks!



 

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I don't know the name, but I recognize them. They stay about that size, and they aren't really invasive. Probably won't do you much good for cleanup, they're too tiny, but no need to bother trying to remove them.

If you want algae control snails, try nerites.
 

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Mini-ramshorn snails. I know some have a problem with them as some don't. I personally have never seen them eat plants, but I have watched them eat hair algae. They spend a lot of time on the glass.

After adding pond snails, I had a pretty steep decline in numbers. I don't think they can reproduce or consume in the quantities that other snails usually do.

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