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Old 12-27-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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help identify

can anyone identify these snails?
I had a boom of them, bought some bottom cleaners and fed less food and they went away
anyways does anyone know these guys/gals names?

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I think they're called mystery snails. My friend's pond is full of them and they multiply very fast.
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They are common pond snails...they eat plants and just about everything else....multiply like crazy, clog filters, etc.....really serious pests in the aquarium.
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thanks much yea they sure are a pest
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if you still have a problem with them get a puffer, they'll clean 'em' right up for ya
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In the larger photo I think the one on the right is named "Ginger" Seriously, if you have a problem with snails the best solution, other than killing them yourself, is to get some loaches. Most loaches love snails. I have 2 or 3 dwarf loaches in a couple of my 10g tanks to keep the snail population down.
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