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Old 08-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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weird snail help!!!???

Can someone help me identify this snail. Its really pretty and super tiny
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Here is a somewhat better pic
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Malaysian Trumpet Snail?
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That's what it looks like but how did it get in my tank
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That's what it looks like but how did it get in my tank
Have you bought any live plants recently and put them in the tank?
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Yes a sword plant but I heard these snails are very helpful. This type particularly. Do you find this to be true
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It was probably a hitch hiker who came in on some plant or something.
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Yes a sword plant but I heard these snails are very helpful. This type particularly. Do you find this to be true
I do. I like having the snails in my tanks. They eat a little algae and fish food scraps.
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Yep, probably came in on the swords. They're OK to keep and they can eat algae and help clean up. Plus they're pretty cool to watch.
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They are pretty good at cleaning up especially if you have sand, which I do, as they sort of "turn it over" a bit. they are also an early indicator of over-feeding. A sudden explosion of snails = overfeeding (usually) so quite handy to have a few just for that imo
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Well I have planaria from over feeding so I'm not feeding for about 2 days so the planaria die. Will the snails eat planaria
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Don't know about that but I'm pretty sure that the fish probably will.
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