Found A Snail In My Tank?

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Hi!

While, feeding, I found these lil buggers in my tank. I'll probably keep them unless they'll eat my plants or something. Any idea as to what they are, or what to feed them?

Prism (betta) doesn't seem to be too bothered by them.
 

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kallililly1973 said:
Most likely pond or bladder snails as long as u don’t over feed they shouldn’t become a nuisance
I agree most likely a pond and the only problem you may have is overpopulation.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
Most likely pond or bladder snails as long as u don’t over feed they shouldn’t become a nuisance
So should I get rid of em? Are they helpful in any way?
 
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Skullkong101 said:
They eat algae and fish food and poo.


Sounds pretty useful, actually... I may throw a few of the good looking ones back in.

I'm going through my hortwort atm and I figured that was the issue and I'm cutting out some of the clusters (kinda look like poo? I assume it's egg clutches). Anyways, thank you guys!
 

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RobinIsACattto said:
Sounds pretty useful, actually... I may throw a few of the good looking ones back in.

I'm going through my hortwort atm and I figured that was the issue and I'm cutting out some of the clusters (kinda look like poo? I assume it's egg clutches). Anyways, thank you guys!
Just make sure you don't have a algae bloom or you will have overpopulation.
 
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Skullkong101 said:
Just make sure you don't have a algae bloom or you will have overpopulation.
Oh.... whoops. I have a bit of a hair algae problem atm. But, I mean, collecting up snails hasn't been as bad as trying to get the algae, so maybe it's better? Are there any issues with overpopulation other than the ugly and bioload factors?
 

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