Snail ID

Discussion in 'Snails' started by slimeneo, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. slimeneoValued MemberMember


    Sorry the picture is blurry, my phone doesn't like to focus on the teeny snail. (sort of next to the marimo ball, on the glass. has a spiral shell) What kind of snail is it? It might have come from my pond because I put a stone from my pond in my aquarium... is it dangerous? Thanks.
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  2. Quinn_Lamb98Well Known MemberMember

    ramshorn snail. commonly seen in aquariums, they hitch rides on plants from the petstore but can also be in ponds and others such bodies of water. not harmful to tank inhabititants, not sure on plants though.
  3. slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Thank you! :)
  4. Quinn_Lamb98Well Known MemberMember

    happy to help :)
  5. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    ramshorns are harmless to healthy plants, i don't mind seeing them around the aquarium. They do not explode in numbers as much as pond/bladder snails do.
  6. slimeneoValued MemberMember

    That's good to know. So they are able to multiply, even with 1 of them? I have only seen one. Maybe there was only 1 egg on the rock.
  7. tunastrackWell Known MemberMember

    Yes they can breed alone. But like solt said they are not a quick as ponds etc. Just as long as you are not over feeding you should be fine. If you do want to keep a good handle on them, I am pretty sure they lay the clear egg sacs. You can destroy them upon finding them if you dont want any babies.
  8. slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Okay, thanks so much!

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