Can Anyone Id This Little Guy

Discussion in 'Snails' started by HolyCarp, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. HolyCarp

    HolyCarp Valued Member Member

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    I've watched it grow from a tiny spec to a little over a cm now in hopes it's a nerite.. but I'm worried it may be a pond snail. (Please don't mind the messy shrimp tank, was doing a cleaning when I took these pics.)
     
  2. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlf Well Known Member Member

    Looks like your standard pond snail.
     
  3. James17

    James17 Well Known Member Member

    Bladder or pond snail most likely.
     




  4. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a pond or bladder snail.
     
  5. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    It's definitely a bladder snail :)

    Pond snails have a rounder circular shell
     
  6. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlf Well Known Member Member

    I thought bladder snails was just the american name for pond snails, same species(es? Probably a variety of them)
    Or do you mean like a ramshorn?
    RamshornSnail.jpg
     
  7. Catfish12345

    Catfish12345 Valued Member Member

    No, bladder is different. Shell shape
     
  8. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    I also thought pond/bladder snails are the same. If you look both names on google images they are the same.
    And soon the title of the thread will have to change from "can anyone ID this little guy" to "can anyone id this massive horde of little guys"
     
  9. Catfish12345

    Catfish12345 Valued Member Member

    I meant pond and bladder are same, just bladder/pond is not ramshorn
     
  10. OP
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    HolyCarp

    HolyCarp Valued Member Member

    Either way this is a snail that's gonna rapid reproduce then?

    I've been having a brown algae issue in a separate tank.. I wouldn't mind a swarm of these guys if they eat it.
     
  11. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    They will magically reproduce even if they don't have a source of food... just not so fast... If they have food AKA your brown algae soon you are gonna have a snail problem.
    When dealing with algae I believe you have to deal with the problem for the root, fish and other stuff are just Band-Aids.
     
  12. OP
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    HolyCarp

    HolyCarp Valued Member Member

    It's from the hood light I'm dead sure just can't afford a new one at the moment.

    Any suggestions to remove said pest snail. I'm not to keen on killing stuff.
     
  13. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    No other way around it, only way of getting rid of them is by killing them, some crush it others throw them away with lettuce traps and stuff like that, at the end of the day either way kills them, but crushing seems nicer. I feed the crushed snails to my corydoras, makes me feel better lol.
     
  14. OP
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    HolyCarp

    HolyCarp Valued Member Member

    watched the little thing grow into a problem. Thanks guys and gals
     




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