Snail I’d Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by sassymomma, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    This one is not my usual pest variant, what is it? Image1524018856.537754.jpg Image1524018927.625663.jpg

    My usual pest variants are these guys Image1524019197.017629.jpg Image1524019218.910956.jpg They don’t bother me too much because I’m pretty sure the khulis keep eggs at bay. I kinda like them. The population doesn’t increase the way I saw it do first time I met water snails.....it was a ten g neon tank-come snail tank in a week. I swear they doubled daily until we added assassins
     
  2. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Well Known Member Member

    It kind of looks like a red ramshorn to me
     
  3. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    The first two are ramshorns.

    The third is a pond snail.

    And the last looks like a trumpet snail.
     
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    sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Ok....pulling info from my head here

    Rams horns eat my plants, correct? I don’t want that kind of snail.

    I’m only interested in the kind that eat leftovers and algae
     
  5. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    Ramshorns won't touch your plants. They're great janitors for your tank!
     
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    sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Eggcelent(yes, pun intended)

    I moved this one to the Betta tank, but I’m sure there’ll be more soon. I never knew a pest to show up without bringing babies lol
     
  7. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    Just be sure not to overfeed, and they shouldn't breed out of control. Ramshorns seem to be pretty good at getting to a large, but stable population, where some other pests will breed till they run out of food and collapse.
     
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    sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    I tend to feed every couple of days. I’ll try to keep an eye on how much I feed, make sure they don’t explode. I saw 5 baby rams, and some baby mts in my count. As well as a half dozen ponds and two adult mts.

    I think population has probably built enough now that a single assassin in a week or two wouldn’t wipe them out......I’ve been holding off on getting one, because I want some snails, just not a whole tank full. Unfortunately, much as I love them, assassins have the name for a reason lol. You don’t add them if you can’t afford to lose some snails
     




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