Baby snail ID help please!!!

Carolann

I purchased some Sprite, Red root Floaters and some Java Moss from my local Fish Store. They are currently in quarantine (thankfully) as about 2 weeks into it, there was a generation of baby snails born. Some look different than others(like a lollipop shell that has a red streak, which I unfortunately couldn't find to get a pic of). I am interested in maybe having one solitary snail that won't lay a gazillion eggs. Or, if they are desirable snails at all, giving them to the FS instead of just doing an alum dip. Thanks in advance!
 

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bcfishtanks

Look like bladder snails to me. Great little guys unless they get overpopulated. What fish will be going in with them? They stay regulated in my 30g community tank and 5g betta tank because they're outcompeted by catfish and nerites, so the population takes care of itself. They only get bad in my grow out tank because baby fish don't always eat all their food. I do frequent exterminations of them from there (I rinse the water change bucket in scalding water to kill them. Sort of mean, but it kills them very quickly).
 

StarGirl

The lollipop one sounds like a ramshorn snail. I agree the others are Bladder snails. Both of which will lay a ton on eggs. I would do the alum dip if you dont want that. Are they already in the tank? Too late if they are. They are beneficial little cleaners if you can control their numbers.
 

Carolann

The lollipop one sounds like a ramshorn snail. I agree the others are Bladder snails. Both of which will lay a ton on eggs. I would do the alum dip if you dont want that. Are they already in the tank? Too late if they are. They are beneficial little cleaners if you can control their numbers.
They are in a quarantine tank right now.
So even if one was separated from the rest right now, they would still breed(are they both asexual)
Look like bladder snails to me. Great little guys unless they get overpopulated. What fish will be going in with them? They stay regulated in my 30g community tank and 5g betta tank because they're outcompeted by catfish and nerites, so the population takes care of itself. They only get bad in my grow out tank because baby fish don't always eat all their food. I do frequent exterminations of them from there (I rinse the water change bucket in scalding water to kill them. Sort of mean, but it kills them very quickly).
It would be a Betta, and MAYBE some tetras or endlers or guppies or Panda Corys. Not sure. Might just be a Betta.
Edit: It's a 10 gallon tank that is my main tank.
 

StarGirl

They are in a quarantine tank right now.
So even if one was separated from the rest right now, they would still breed(are they both asexual)

It would be a Betta, and MAYBE some tetras or endlers or guppies or Panda Corys. Not sure. Might just be a Betta.
Edit: It's a 10 gallon tank that is my main tank.
Ok so yeah you could do a alum dip on the plants before putting them in the main tank. Or back in QT. If you can remove as many as you see and you may be able to get them all if you are lucky. The longer they are in the qt tank to more likely they will lay eggs. I would dip them overnight in the Alum. Pick the snails out while the plants are soaking.
 

Carolann

Ok so yeah you could do a alum dip on the plants before putting them in the main tank. Or back in QT. If you can remove as many as you see and you may be able to get them all if you are lucky. The longer they are in the qt tank to more likely they will lay eggs. I would dip them overnight in the Alum. Pick the snails out while the plants are soaking.
Ok, thanks!
 

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