Identifying snail

Mully60

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Hi,

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

Thanks.

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Gena

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That is a Malaysian Trumpet Snail.
 
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Mully60

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

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EricV

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Yeah definitely a trumpet snail.
 

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Mully60

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

Dom90

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Mully60 said:
Perfect! They must have come with one of my plants. MTS were the ones I wanted to get anyway.
You sure about that?
 
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Mully60

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Where they came from? or they were the ones I wanted?
 

Dom90

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Mully60 said:
Where they came from? or they were the ones I wanted?
Were they the ones you wanted? You know the phrase, be careful what you wish for hehe.
 

EricV

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

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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
 

Bluestreakfl

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Theyre supposed to be great for keeping sand aerated. Also as long as you're not overfeeding they shouldnt become overpopulated.
 
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Mully60

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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.
 

Dom90

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

Bluestreakfl

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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 I'm finally starting to see some real results.
 

Dom90

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Bluestreakfl said:
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 I'm finally starting to see some real results.
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.
 

Bluestreakfl

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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 don't see any more babies. I believe theyre picking and eating the eggs, theyre such good little billy goats.
 
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Mully60

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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.
 
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Mully60

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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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Jswin

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Mully60 said:
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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Bladder snail. I had one in mine. Get it out before they take over


 

Bluestreakfl

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Jswin said:
Bladder snail. I had one in mine. Get it out before they take over
I cannot agree more. Remove them ASAP as soon as you see them. They can quickly overtake a tank. Here's how many I removed from my 55 gallon in one session and still had plenty left.

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It's taken weeks at 2 sessions a week to get them down to manageable numbers. Each session lasts at least 30 minutes, sometimes longer. Save yourself the hassle.

Edit: Also do a good visual check for eggs. They look like little jello puddles on plant leaves, with tiny specs. Very clear so sometimes you have to tilt your head for the light to hit them just right enough to spot them.

 

Jswin

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Fortunately I got that one out and haven't seen anymore so I guess it didn't have time to reproduce. I probably failed to remove all eggs when cleaning my plants.


 

Bluestreakfl

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Just keep a close eye. If you see a tiny little spec on your glass, its a baby. Remove it while you still can.
 
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Mully60

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OK thanks for the info. I removed 5 of them and couldn't find anymore. I'll have to look tomorrow as soon as the light comes on and then again tomorrow night.

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Dom90

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Mully60 said:
OK thanks for the info. I removed 5 of them and couldn't find anymore. I'll have to look tomorrow as soon as the light comes on and then again tomorrow night.

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Now you know why I asked you yesterday if you were sure about wanting those snails...


 
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Mully60

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Haha yeah I thought of that when I saw the first one!

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