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Old 05-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Snail ID

Hello all, long time no post. I moved last week and so re-started my tank (got rid of sand, plants, and my one freak killer tetra...). I was cleaning my tank and equipment today and I found a snail shell. While I had them I didn't think much of my snails, but I liked them. Anybody know what kind they were?

Biggest one I had was probably 1/4" after the 6-ish months they were in my tank.

They definitely ate algae.

Thanks for the help! Look forward to my new tank, which I intend to kick booty with.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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I hope MGamer sees this, he knows snails!
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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That looks like a pond snail to me. They have a tendency to take over aquariums. I'd try ramshorns instead.
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bigjim is right.... looks like a common pond snail.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:44 PM   #5
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agreed, pond snail
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Oh thanks. I thought pond snail was just kind of a lump term, not a specific. That's the best thing about aquariums, always learning something new!
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:14 PM   #7
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nope here is a good link to help ID snails.
Snails - how to recognize them
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Looks like when I start up again I want some good snails

MT snails it is.
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Both MTS and pond snails reproduce at a very rapid rate. Make sure you want that before you intentionally introduce them into your system. Some people like them, others do not.
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Well, I like snails in general as I believe they add visual interest. Also I want them to stir my sand, as I plan on using PFS. I have read on forums about "assassin" snails that control population, are those one of the species listed on mgamer's site? Or another that I have yet to learn about?
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MGamer has assassins, I got some from him, and they control my mts population nicely!
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After some googling I found out about the anentome assassin snail... looks totally sweet
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They are cool! The ones he sent me are black with yellowish white stripes. They are always cruising around and digging in the sand.
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