Identifying snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Mully60, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. M

    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone is able to identify what type of snail this?

    Thanks.

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  2. Gena

    Gena Well Known Member Member

    That is a Malaysian Trumpet Snail.
     
  3. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    OK, thanks! I was hoping that's what it wasn't but wasn't sure. Almost threw it out

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  4. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah definitely a trumpet snail. :)
     
  5. K

    Kyle 2048 Valued Member Member

  6. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Perfect! They must have come with one of my plants. MTS were the ones I wanted to get anyway.
     
  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You sure about that?
     
  8. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Where they came from? or they were the ones I wanted?
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Were they the ones you wanted? You know the phrase, be careful what you wish for hehe.
     
  10. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    If you want more when you get the killifish just let me know. I have plenty of them roaming about my tanks.
     
  11. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Haha that's very true. I have heard a lot of negative things about snails but mostly good with the MTS. I also have sand so I'm hoping there will be benefits to having them. Guess only time will tell
     
  12. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    Theyre supposed to be great for keeping sand aerated. Also as long as youre not overfeeding they shouldnt become overpopulated.
     
  13. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Thanks EricV I'll let you know as soon as I get to 50 posts!

    That's what I have heard so that's what I'm hoping for. I feed twice a day but I don't think I am over feeding. I guess I'll find out if they start multiplying rapidly.
     
  14. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Overfeeding can lead to a MTS population explosion, watch out! I think Bluestreakfl is going through a similar case...
     
  15. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    My infestation is with bladder snails in my 55g. Ive managed to get the population somewhat under control. What irked me was I had 2 assasin snails, and they were steadily eating the pest snails. I got 2 more assasins to help speed it up, and apparently one was a female, because now they spend 80% of their time all clung to eachother in a big assasin snail glob. Ive been hand removing snails in large batches twice a week, and im finally starting to see some real results.
     
  16. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea that's the problem with getting multiple snails... you never know the gender and instead of doing their job, they just end up mating lol... But MTS are hermaphrodites.
     
  17. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    Bladder snails are also Hermaphrodites, and 2 can mate and both will be able to lay eggs. Ive noticed since adding the guppies to the 55g, I dont see any more babies. I believe theyre picking and eating the eggs, theyre such good little billy goats.
     
  18. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    Yeah I can see that as being a problem. I only saw one snail so far so I'm hoping all I have are MTS.
     
  19. OP
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    Mully60 Valued Member Member

    I think I may have an issue. I got home from work tonight and found 4 of these crawling around on my plants...

    Any idea what they may be?

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  20. Jswin

    Jswin Well Known Member Member

    Bladder snail. I had one in mine. Get it out before they take over


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