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HI there! I got some hitchhiker snails in the tank and wonder if anyone can help ID them? If they are pests I need to fish them out before they grow big enough to reproduce!

One is in a slightly elongated shell. Not round like my mystery snail and not cone shaped like a trumpet snail. It's in between.

The other is in a quite flat shell, sort of coin shaped.

Might be hard to tell when they are still very small like this!

Maybe I should stick them in the Betta cube I have for emergencies until they grow some more?
 

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The first one looks like a bladder snail and the second one is a ramshorn. They are considered pests, but some people like them.


Edit: It looks like the bladder snail already laid an egg sack on the driftwood O_O
 
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oOBlueOo said:
The first one looks like a bladder snail and the second one is a ramshorn. They are considered pests, but some people like them.


Edit: It looks like the bladder snail already laid an egg sack on the driftwood O_O
Crikey! You are right! I just got out the magnifying glass and there are tiny clear eggs there! You are very eagle eyed!!

Right, I'm not playing nice now, all snails are coming out when I spot them now!
 

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I recently added some of both to a 10 gallon tank. I like bladder snails. But those ramshorns started eating my ozelot sword!

So when I collect ones I find, they go to the predator tank. My sunfish love snails
 

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You shouldnt have a problem with them overunning your tank if you keep your tank clean. Ive always had bladder and mts in my tanks and have never had a problem
 

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