We were fine until we got the java moss for our 10g. We kept the one snail we got w the moss for a while. He was w our female betta for a bit. Good at cleaning algae but a poop machine. So much poop. He was only w her for four days.
Put him back in 10g, then later on, practically overnight, baby snail explosion. We finally decided OUT with him so we put him in the bird bath. He's still alive. A week later.
I hope he doesn't lay eggs what if a bird carried him or a baby off and got them in a local stream?? Is that possible?? I don't want to cause an invasive species issue!!!
After we took him out to the birdbath, (this was about a week ago now) we drained the tank. Rinsed it well refilled, put the decor back in, and adopted Mr. Blue betta.
There are some baby snails in there... I tried to get one off the wall of the tank and I just knocked it upside down on the sand accidentally. It righted itself soon enough.
Then yesterday we did a 35% ish pwc
on the 20g & afterwards we noticed a ring of something floating on top of the water in the new trashcan we now use for water changes. It was... baby snails. Ugh. They were in there after draining the 10g tank. We're hoping they dried out in between. We put a few decor items from our 20g in there to sit while we vacuumed the sand and put them back in after. We're hoping we didn't transfer snails to the 20g. Hopefully using the same siphon in the 10g and all our other tanks didn't spread snails.
That being said, we've had a nerite snail disaster. First one we bought was already dead. The second died a few weeks after we got him. No more snails, at least for a while.
The java moss DID come from a display tank or a tank with fish for sale from our lfs
. So. We kinda expected snails. But not this huge disaster :/