Snail ID?

  1. AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I got some plants a few days ago and there were some snails on the plants. I'm not really sure what kind of snails they are. At first I thought they were Ramshorn snails but they look different. What do you guys think? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1405972889.478462.jpg
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  2. stargazerwolf Member Member

    Pond/bladder snails ;) The most common kind
     

  3. AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Thank you


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  4. WiFi Well Known Member Member

    Yep that is a pond snail, can be somewhat of a nuisance to get rid of as they are hermaphroditic and can reproduce with a single snail!

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  5. AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Yes I agree. They already have a few batch of eggs.


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  6. WiFi Well Known Member Member

    An easy way to thin the population is feed your fish a little less. They survive on scraps that hit the bottom. If you have zucchini put a slice in there at night, and when you turn the light on there should be quite a few snails on the piece. Just toss it in the trash. I went from having probably about 50 snails to 0 in a month or so.
     
  7. AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Well I just have the snails in a 10 gallon tank with just shrimp. I feed them like every 2 days or so.



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  8. WiFi Well Known Member Member

    Ah I understand, most chemicals that would kill off the snails then too would kill your shrimp. May just have to remove by hand! Hope it gets better before it gets worse! I haven't had problems with it but if you run a HOB filter they may get into it and break your filter.