Identifying and eliminating pest snails?

Fiercebettas

I got a new plants(horn wort) thought I was safe from snails and !Boom! There I saw one. I removed it right away, knowing I would soon find more. Today I removed 3 snails and also found eggs(also removed)
(The tank has 10 shrimp, java moss, and hornwort)
 

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1sickcory

So, assassin snails eat every other species of snails, but you could try putting some salad in a water bottle cut in half, put it in the tank, and take it out the next morning. Hope this helps:)
 

Fiercebettas

So, assassin snails eat every other species of snails, but you could try putting some salad in a water bottle cut in half, put it in the tank, and take it out the next morning. Hope this helps:)
Thank you!
 

mattgirl

Since they have just gotten started you may be able to at least keep the numbers down by removing every one you see and as you have found keep an eye out for eggs. As long as you don't over feed the tank the numbers shouldn't explode. A few of them in a tank is actually a good thing. They are good at keeping most kinds of algae away.

Those eggs look like they would be easier to see and remove than ramshorn snail eggs so that is a plus in pest control :D.
 

StarGirl

Look to be Bladder snails.

I dont know what kind of eggs those are but they are not Bladder Snail eggs. Bladder eggs look almost identical to Ramshorn eggs. Just slightly different shaped and slightly different color.
 

Fiercebettas

Since they have just gotten started you may be able to at least keep the numbers down by removing every one you see and as you have found keep an eye out for eggs. As long as you don't over feed the tank the numbers shouldn't explode. A few of them in a tank is actually a good thing. They are good at keeping most kinds of algae away.

Those eggs look like they would be easier to see and remove than ramshorn snail eggs so that is a plus in pest control :D.
Thank you! Good thing I made this tank my plant quarantine tank I have a 20 gallon that's in need of plants but I didn't want snails :)
Look to be Bladder snails.

I dont know what kind of eggs those are but they are not Bladder Snail eggs. Bladder eggs look almost identical to Ramshorn eggs. Just slightly different shaped and slightly different color.
Weird Thank you for identifying the kind of snails!
 

Sobhan

Add some assasin snails, I have two of them in my tank along with Nerite , rabbit snails and a few military helmet snails. Assasins eat all other snails except these. Just don't add more than 2-3 assasins otherwise they will hunt down the bigger snails as well.
 

mattgirl

If you eventually want pet snails I will recommend you not add assassin snails. Granted they will normally go for easier prey but I would not trust assassins with my pets. I started with a dozen assassins in my 55 gallon to help me with the invasion of ramshorn snails. They did a fantastic job for me. They also got to work producing babies. Maybe not as quickly as ramshorns but that dozen grew to well over 100 in a couple of years time.

It took a lot of time to finally get all of the assassins back out of my tank before I finally put my mystery and rabbit snails in there.
 

ProudPapa

Or you could just embrace the snails. I have bladder snails, rams horn snails, and Malaysian trumpet snail in all my tanks. After an initial population explosion, they will level off to the point you'll have to look to find one (unless you over feed).
 

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