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sassymomma

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This one is not my usual pest variant, what is it?
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My usual pest variants are these guys
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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
 

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It kind of looks like a red ramshorn to me
 

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The first two are ramshorns.

The third is a pond snail.

And the last looks like a trumpet snail.
 
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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
 

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

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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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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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