This Snail Showed Up Today...

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Cazeil, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. CazeilValued MemberMember

    2017 07 30 Alien Snail.jpg

    It is in a 10 gallon tank that I am preparing for red cherry shrimp. I put some moss in ten days ago and assume that's where it came from. I figure it is safe as a member of a red cherry shrimp community but want to be sure :).

  2. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a Malaysian trumpeter snail. But a clearer picture may be necessary to see the exact pattern. If it's a MTS, it's completely harmless.
  3. danelchValued MemberMember

    I think it's a pond/bladder snail. I had a ton of these in my 90 gallon planted tank. They're pretty docile normally and shouldn't be a threat to RCS. Not to live RCS anyway. Besides they're way too slow.
    I really think and hope you've nothing to worry about :)

    Exactly what I thought at first look cuz of the conical shape but its body surface pattern/colour seems a lot like bladder snails.
    But in any case,I don't think there's a threat.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 30, 2017
  4. CazeilValued MemberMember

    They are a threat to dead RCS? ;) (No offense intended, just being silly.) Fyi, there are no RCS in the tank, yet. Water chemistry is slightly off and needs to resolve.

    Thank you, Bruxes and Bubbles and danelch, appreciate your replies very much. Feeling confident :)!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 30, 2017
  5. danelchValued MemberMember

    Haha I meant it as a joke too :)
    Because they're the clean up crew,they often feed off of dead stuff that's what I meant
  6. CazeilValued MemberMember

    So good to know that my humor does not isolate me like it sometimes does :playful:
  7. danelchValued MemberMember

    Haha dw I'm sure you're not that bad
  8. purslanegardenWell Known MemberMember

    They're not a threat to the fish or other snails, except if you don't like having a lot of them. There are probably eggs or baby snail with the moss you added. Having more of them show up from the plant, means you'll have more of them, too. However, in my experience, they grow slowly and reproduce more slowly, compared to the other snails that I have accidentally introduced to my tanks.

    I actually prefer them, for that reason, if I had to pick on any unwanted snails to have.
  9. FIghtingjValued MemberMember

    Yea, looks like a harmless pest snail. If you dont want to get a horde of snails you might want to clean the moss ad get rid of eggs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice