Are These Baby Mystery Snails?

Sarahjjeli

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So, I'm doing a water change on my tank, and moved a piece of driftwood and saw these two little guys. I removed them and assumed they were pest snails from new plants I recently got. Then I saw this! What do I do with this thing? I'd like a couple more snails, but not hundreds. Will this thing actually hatch? If they don't, when will I know so I can remove it?

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Ed204

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I'm not too sure what snails they are, but if they are indeed mystery snails, as long as the eggs get moisture nature will do the rest.
 

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The first pic is of ramshorn snails. You likely have more since they breed rapidly.

The second is a mystery snail egg clutch. Do you have these types in your tank?
 

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Ramshorn snails are considered pest snails depending on who you ask. Some people don't mind them while others do because they are prolific breeders and can eat your live plants. You may not be able to get rid of them completely but you can control the population by making a water bottle snail trap or leaving a piece of lettuce or other veggie overnight. You could get assassin snails as well but since you have mystery snails, I'm not sure if that's a good idea.
 
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