What type of snail is this

JasperWard

I assume it got in on a plant, probably the on i got off amazon. I dipped in bleach but atill got in. I killed one earlier but am going to leave a few. What type of snail are they, will they hurt my tank in anyway?
edit:just found an egg sac i popped it but not sure if that does anything, I guess they will only hreed to the amount of algae in the tank, which could do with a clean from some snails
 

richiep

It's a pond/bladder snail classed by many to be a pest snail, now they're in its hard to get rid of less food less snails
 
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JLAquatics

This particular specimen is specifically a Bladder snail. Where there is one you likely have more hiding somewhere in your aquarium. While many people classify them as pest snails, I have had a controlled population of bladder snails in my tanks for over a year (with no ill effects) and I have found ways to control them 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 a big one, 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.
 
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