unknown snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by roscopuss178, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    So I recently bought some Java moss for my tank and it's been a couple days and I just noticed a small snail on one of the pieces of driftwood. I've only noticed one of them should there be any cation I should have?

  2. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    It depends on what snail, but the most common type of snail that can hitchhike onto plants are Pond/Bladder snails. These snails are pests and can take over your tank. Eventually the population will go down. Can you post a picture of the snail just to be sure?

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  3. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    At the moment this is the best picture I could get cause the snail is tiny

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  4. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Hmm it's kinda hard to tell

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  5. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    Yeah and now that I look closer I've seen 3
  6. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    I think it looks suspiciously Malaysian Trumpet Snail like. Because of the cone shape.
  7. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    Yeah they have a spiral cone shaped shell
  8. I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a mts.I keep them as they help sift through the substrate and they are great cleaners but beware the population can explode but nothing a assassin snail cant handle..
  9. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    So I have already started seeing more and now I think the count is up to 10 but there still really tiny. Should I just start taking them out when I see them?
  10. I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    Its up to you I personally would keep them.
  11. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    I think ill keep them till there bigger and i can count them better.
  12. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    So I have kept the snails in the tank but now there's just way to many how do I get rid of them
  13. MarlainaNew MemberMember

    You can get an assassin snail or two, depending on how many you have. Assassin snails are carnivorous and will bring the population of the other snails down quickly.
  14. roscopuss178New MemberMember

    So there had gotten so many snails I ended up getting 4 assassin snails.

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