What kind of snails are these ?

LanePie

There seems to be just three of them, came in with some of my plants. Have no idea what kind they are.
 

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SouthAmericanCichlids

We'd have to see their shells to know for sure.
 

BigManAquatics

What i see makes me think bladder snails, but not 100% certain
 

awilkinson871

Bladder snails
 

LanePie

We'd have to see their shells to know for sure.
Added pics of their shells. The best I could get.
 

JLAquatics

Definitely a Bladder Snail. They will reproduce in your tank like crazy if you are not careful, even from only one individual. However, I have personally had bladder snails in my tanks for over a year (with no overpopulation issues) and I have found ways to control their populations if you cannot get rid of them all.
1. Do not overfeed. Overfeeding fish food or any organic matter will result in a population explosion in snails as they will utilize the extra nutrients to expand their colony.
2. Control their populations by picking up natural predators if your tank size and stock permits. Various Loaches and Assassin snails make great inhabitants if your bladder snail population gets out of hand.
3. Manual removal by placing a blanched veggie in the tank at night and taking it out the next morning. Bladder snails are opportunistic and will eat most anything they can find. You will be able to remove good chunks of their population by doing this.
4. Regular fish tank maintenance. This is the biggest factor, regularly cleaning the tank and performing water changes will remove some of the waste and detritus that builds up (a food source for Bladder snails).

Ultimately, bladder snails IMO are not as bad as many point them out to be. They are great detritovores and algae eaters and with a little fine tuning on your end they can actually benefit your tank overall.
 

NearMeBettas

Yep, bladder snails. :D
 

LanePie

Definitely a Bladder Snail. They will reproduce in your tank like crazy if you are not careful, even from only one individual. However, I have personally had bladder snails in my tanks for over a year (with no overpopulation issues) and I have found ways to control their populations if you cannot get rid of them all.
1. Do not overfeed. Overfeeding fish food or any organic matter will result in a population explosion in snails as they will utilize the extra nutrients to expand their colony.
2. Control their populations by picking up natural predators if your tank size and stock permits. Various Loaches and Assassin snails make great inhabitants if your bladder snail population gets out of hand.
3. Manual removal by placing a blanched veggie in the tank at night and taking it out the next morning. Bladder snails are opportunistic and will eat most anything they can find. You will be able to remove good chunks of their population by doing this.
4. Regular fish tank maintenance. This is the biggest factor, regularly cleaning the tank and performing water changes will remove some of the waste and detritus that builds up (a food source for Bladder snails).

Ultimately, bladder snails IMO are not as bad as many point them out to be. They are great detritovores and algae eaters and with a little fine tuning on your end they can actually benefit your tank overall.
Thank you so much! That was such a great read! In the last month I’ve had the snails I’ve only seen the three. And the tank is pretty clean with fluval & live plants. I also have 2 kuhli loaches, hoping they will snack on any extra babies. The info about controlling over population is great to know! Thank you again!
 

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