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Old 02-18-2015, 11:41 PM   #1
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Mysterious Snails

I keep finding snails in my aquariums, but my LFS told me that the nerite snails will only breed in brackish water, and they don't even look like nerites. They are about 1/2 inch long, no specific patterns or anything, with shells that are sort of pointed. I would try to get pictures, but the lens of my phone is too scratched.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:43 PM   #2
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At least trying for a photo will help a lot just to see the structure of the shell. Pond snails can reproduce like wildfire if not under control. And yes Nerite ONLY successfully breed I'm brackish/saltwater.


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Old 02-18-2015, 11:52 PM   #3
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That's a mystery snail. They are a kind of Apple snail


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Old 02-19-2015, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks! Now they are mysterious mystery snails! How big do they get, and how quickly do they reproduce?
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:39 AM   #6
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Mysterious Snails

No that's a pond snail. Mystery snails look like apple snails and here's a pic of one of my apple snails Click image for larger version

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Old 02-19-2015, 09:47 AM   #7
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I also have pond snails in a different tank so here's a pic of those Click image for larger version

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Lol seems like you got yourself a snail infestation.....lucky you. I wish I had one, as my puffer goes nuts for them. Anyway, if you don't want them, get a jar, fill it with aquarium water, and dump all the snails you find in there. They will reproduce and you'll have a jar full of snails! Idk, that would just be kind of cool to see how fast they can reproduce!

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Yeah I might do that for some dwarf puffers I'm going to be getting.


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Okay, I'm almost positive that they are bladder snails, but I don't know much about them.
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