unknown snail

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

  1. r

    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    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. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    r

    roscopuss178 New Member Member

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




  4. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Hmm it's kinda hard to tell


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  5. OP
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    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    Yeah and now that I look closer I've seen 3
     
  6. Gena

    Gena Well Known Member Member

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

    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    Yeah they have a spiral cone shaped shell
     
  8. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    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 fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Its up to you I personally would keep them.
     
  11. OP
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    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    I think ill keep them till there bigger and i can count them better.
     
  12. OP
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    roscopuss178 New Member Member

    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. Marlaina

    Marlaina New Member Member

    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. OP
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    roscopuss178 New Member Member

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

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