What kind of snails should I get? 90 Gallon Tank 

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I want to get some snails to assist my rubberlip pleco in algae control. Any suggestions?
 

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I have Golden Inca snails, they are medium sized and pretty.
 
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I think I want a BIG snail, like something the size of a baseball.
 

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Ahhhhhh well mine are only golf balls lol
 

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I like the tylomelonia snails myself.

-Lisa
 
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Kunsthure said:
I like the tylomelonia snails myself.

-Lisa
Aren't they similar to MTS?
 

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They look like them, with that trumpet-like shell, but they're much bigger (3") and don't burrow in the sand.

-Lisa
 
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Kunsthure said:
I like the tylomelonia snails myself.

-Lisa
Me, too!

Jaysee said:
Aren't they similar to MTS?
The snails themselves look like they have elephant skin. They crawl and then drag their shells to them.

I call them rabbit snails. I just got some today. They're fun to watch.
 

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No one seems to know how they reproduce yet but I've read nothing that makes me think they are. I'm sure someone would've noticed by now if they were.

I'm sure you can find one that will color coordinate with your tank.

-Lisa
 
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Kunsthure said:
I'm sure you can find one that will color coordinate with your tank.

-Lisa
Really?? That was my next question
 

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They are gorgeous, both shell and body. There are many color combinations, orange bodies, yellow bodies and plenty more.

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Seems they like warmer water.....
 

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Oh, wait, your 90 gallon is where the goldfish is, isn't it? Hmm... I bet they'd be fine.

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The tank temp is 75-78.
 

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I have Nerite snails and I looove them. But they are smaller. Is there a snail the size of a baseball?? That sound huuuge!
 

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I love my nerite snails. I have 3 tracked, which are spotted, and one zebra. they are so cute....their little eyes and how they slide around. they probably aren't baseball size though. mystery snails can get very big, but they aren't great with algae.

also, nerites can't reproduce in freshwater. I know you want something bigger, but nerites are cool imo.
 

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jnm401 said:
I have Nerite snails and I looove them. But they are smaller. Is there a snail the size of a baseball?? That sound huuuge!
Yes there are. I have three Apple Snails Pomacea canaliculata that are still young, about the size of a normal baseball. Some apple snails, like Pomacea flagellata can get even bigger!
 

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Holy cow! I have never seen one that big! Do those guys produce a lot of waste?
 

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Likely, yes. As Rainman said, some of those apple snails can get pretty B-I-G.
 
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