Can someone confirm these snails

Discussion in 'Snails' started by jmoneyisback, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    So when I moved everything from the 10 to the 29 gallon, I thought that I successfully avoided moving any of the many mystery snail babies. Then I found one a couple of weeks ago. Now I found another one. Are these really mystery snails or are they a pest snail that may have traveled on some of the plants I put in there?

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  2. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    look like pest snails to me.
     




  3. shadowfishWell Known MemberMember

    i thought my pest snails where mystery snail babys then they took over...
    a close up pic would help more.
     




  4. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    Me thinks you have pond snails.


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  5. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    The picture looks like a pond snail. Alison
     
  6. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Looks like Bladder/pond snails. They are considered pest snails and do travel on plants etc.

    If you want to get rid of them, find the egg sack and vacuum them up. You can control the new snails by loading an empty water bottle with algae wafers, setting it out overnight to trap the snails and then dispose of them. Or you can keep them - some people like them ;)
     
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Looks like pond snails to me too.
     
  8. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I agree, pond snails.
     
  9. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Yep, bladder/pond snails. :/

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  10. Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    These look like Bladder Snails and even if you love snails you do not want to keep these.

    They breed too fast and soon become a pest.

    If you love snails and have enough algae on the glass for them to eat I recommend the attractive and long-lived Nerite Snails which do not breed in aquaria (though may lay annoying little infertile eggs on some surfaces).
     
  11. jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    Any idea where the egg sack might be or what it looks like?

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  12. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    They may be hard to see as they are clearish and usually on plants/ornaments/side of tank, etc
    They look like a gelatinous glob - maybe look up pond snail eggs on google for some images. :)
     
  13. jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    So when I went home yesterday, the two snails were in the same place as they were in the morning. I'm pretty sure they were dead. My wife disposed of two more this morning...

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  14. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Basically as Junne said, they look like clear jello, a small glob of it raised maybe 1/8" off the surface of whatever theyre on. As the babies develop, youll begin to see little white spots in the goo. Theyre annoying to scrape off, its like theyre made of super glue. Make sure you have the siphon right on them as you scrape them, otherwise youll lose them and theyll just spread around more.
     
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