Unidentified Snails

Discussion in 'Snails' started by spencerh98, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. spencerh98New MemberMember

    F7BA61B9-F8B8-4CD8-8FD7-03783FA3612B.jpeg Hi! I have a 38 gallon planted tank that I recently set up and have noticed that some snails came with the plants. I can’t quite determine what kind of snails they are and was hoping someone could tell me if I should be worried are not. They aren’t asexual and don’t seem to reproduce at an alarming rate. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

  3. fjhWell Known MemberMember

    what makes you think they arent asexual?
    I would guess a bladder snail, but since I only see the foot I might be wrong. If they arent asexual, then probably a brown mystery snail.
  4. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Definitely not a mystery snail, doesn't have a single characteristic, the body, mouth, shell, and antennae are all the wrong size/shape/color.
    I think OP is just incorrect about the asexual aspect
  5. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Its a pond or bladder snail
  6. eustoma01Valued MemberMember

    Well with enough algae for it to eat you will soon see a bunch of tiny white dots moving across your substrate lol
  7. spencerh98New MemberMember

    I have seen pairs latch onto eachother and just assumed they were mating, but I could be completely wrong. My next question is, are these snails a threat to my plants? I have seen mixed reviews online and I’m considering picking up an assassin snail to deal with them. Thanks everyone for the speedy responses!
  8. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Ah, I see. They reproduce asexually and hemaphroditically, depends if there's others around.
    They won't eat live/healthy plants, but if the plants have dying areas, they will eat that.