hitchhiking snails!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by k9z3boys, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. k9z3boysValued MemberMember

    if this is the wrong place, sorry... didn't think it went under fish...?

    seems like all our plants have come with bonus snails....while I don't like it. I keep buying them.

    we have gotten rid of most of them and let a few live in the guppy tank for algae reasons ( its the only tank that doesn't have an algae eater). is there any way to know what kind these are?
    the eggs were orange and some have black shells and some are more whitish-- could be the same just younger.
  2. TKDennison

    TKDennisonValued MemberMember

    Usually hitchhiked snails are ramshorn or pond (bladder snails)

    Do you have a pic?
  3. OP

    k9z3boysValued MemberMember

    no. if I managed to get one, it'd be bottom of snail only on glass. ....looks like a slug with a house....
    not helpful is it?
  4. TKDennison

    TKDennisonValued MemberMember

    Hahaha. Not terribly.

    A ramshorn can be black, red, pink, etc. they literally look like a flat spiral.

    A pond or bladder is like a fairly light tan with a clearer shell and they spiral out to the side

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
  5. OP

    k9z3boysValued MemberMember

    i'm going to guess ramshorn then... sounds more like that than the other.
    they ok with guppies and cleaning the glass, yes?

    and thank you!!
  6. TKDennison

    TKDennisonValued MemberMember

    Oh yeah. They are great little cleaners. I have them in two of my tanks. multiply quickly.. Kinda like guppies!

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