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I got 2 pieces of driftwood with Anubis on sun. I now have 3 baby snails on the side of my tank. I have 2 nerite snails but I haven't seen any eggs and I was told they can only reproduce in brackish water. I have no idea what kind of snails these are and I am assuming they hitched a ride on the Driftwood. What should I do?
 

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Photobelle said:
I got 2 pieces of driftwood with Anubis on sun. I now have 3 baby snails on the side of my tank. I have 2 nerite snails but I haven't seen any eggs and I was told they can only reproduce in brackish water. I have no idea what kind of snails these are and I am assuming they hitched a ride on the Driftwood. What should I do?
Most likely they are pest snails that hitchhiked. If you post pictures we can help identify them

Most people dont like pest snails in their tanks, and i would remive them before they have time to reproduce.
 
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Here's the biggest one. They are tiny. I took them out and put them in a baggie til I figure it out lol .my platy is pregnant and ivthouI twe had babies then I was like wait they are stuck to the glass!
 

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Oh man thats really hard to see XD any way you could take one out and take some pictures?
Looks vaguely like a pond or bladder snail because of the coloration and shell pattern, but its hard to see from this angle haha
 

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Perfect, thank you!

Yes those are pond snails. You might want to check for any egg sacks.. it'll look like 100s of small clear beads, usually laid at the base of a plant or under an overhang.
 
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fjh said:
Perfect, thank you!

Yes those are pond snails. You might want to check for any egg sacks.. it'll look like 100s of small clear beads, usually laid at the base of a plant or under an overhang.
Ok I'll do that! They did check for snails at the store when I got the driftwood so I am assuming they would have seen that and these were just too small to see. I'll keep watching for more. What should I do with them? Lol right now they are in a baggie
 

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Ok I'll do that! They did check for snails at the store when I got the driftwood so I am assuming they would have seen that and these were just too small to see. I'll keep watching for more. What should I do with them? Lol right now they are in a baggie
Probably... pest snails are good at hiding... and reproducing

Do whatever you want with them. Some people toss them, some feed them to fish, give them away, etc
 

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i squish then and trash them. i do enjoy some "pest snils" though. just not them ones lol. best of luck
 
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