Can Anyone Id This Little Guy

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

  1. HolyCarpValued MemberMember


    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. TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like your standard pond snail.

  3. James17Well Known MemberMember

    Bladder or pond snail most likely.

  4. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a pond or bladder snail.

  5. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    It's definitely a bladder snail :)

    Pond snails have a rounder circular shell
  6. TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    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?
  7. Catfish12345Valued MemberMember

    No, bladder is different. Shell shape
  8. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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. Catfish12345Valued MemberMember

    I meant pond and bladder are same, just bladder/pond is not ramshorn
  10. HolyCarpValued MemberMember

    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. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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. HolyCarpValued MemberMember

    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. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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. HolyCarpValued MemberMember

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

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