Nerite snail hatches in fresh water

Wabbit

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AggressiveAquatics

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Those are bladder snails. Not nerites
A common “pest” snail that comes on plants
 

mattgirl

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Quite often someone comes here thinking they have baby nerites. Each time it proves to be some other kind of baby snail those folks didn't realize they had in their tank.
 

StinkyLoaf

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What must have happened is that a smaller snail species hitchhiked on a fish/invertebrate you added. Nerites can’t reproduce in freshwater.
 

Mhamilton0911

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Freshly hatched bladder or ramshorns snails are sooooo small, they could easily be missed if they are on the shell of a nerite. My first was on the shell of my first rabbit snails. Back then I was amazed....

I've even seen eggs laid on other snails backs. Boom, instant population.
 
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Wabbit

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this is the photo she gave us
 

Mhamilton0911

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It looks like a ramshorn
 

StinkyLoaf

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It can’t be a nerite. I have a colony of trumpet snails which begun as some hitchhikers and now there are some pretty large snails in my tank. The same thing must have happened here but with another snail species.
 
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Wabbit

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says she got plants from petsmart.. omg petsmart again -.-
 

StinkyLoaf

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Wabbit said:
says she got plants from petsmart.. omg petsmart again -.-
Fish shops are more reliable than pet shops such as petsmart overall. They specialise in fishkeeping whereas staff from pet shops don’t have to be very knowledgable about the hobby.

You would’ve got hitchhikers even from a fish shop though because their eggs are commonly found on plants. Snails can be beneficial to tanks and are good cleaners.
 

mattgirl

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Wabbit said:
says she got plants from petsmart.. omg petsmart again -.-
She could have just as easily ended up with snail hitchhikers no matter where she bought plants.
 

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