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Old 08-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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My snail eggs don't like like that.
They not eggs it's air bubbles I've got a lot of co2 pushing in this tank. It's hard to show a picture really.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #12
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I thought it was bubbles.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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Does this help?? You can sort of see the shave of its shell is like a cone. It's a tiny thing but it's got like 3times it's size in like a week!
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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If it has a true cone shape (like a waffle cone shape-icecream on the brain) then its a Mayalasian Trumpet Snail. They are good snails. They are live bearers, live mostly in the substrate and will come on at night to forage. The keep your substrate aerated and don't eat plants. If you start getting too many then there is too much food in your tank (dying plant material, uneaten food). It's just too hard to tell from picture.
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If it has a true cone shape (like a waffle cone shape-icecream on the brain) then its a Mayalasian Trumpet Snail. They are good snails. They are live bearers, live mostly in the substrate and will come on at night to forage. The keep your substrate aerated and don't eat plants. If you start getting too many then there is too much food in your tank (dying plant material, uneaten food). It's just too hard to tell from picture.
It's very difficult to get a good snap of them. Ok so one or twos okay for now..
Maybe later il 'exterminate' them all lol.
But yeah cheers for info il watch out of excess food and dead plant leaves.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #16
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I could be wrong, but I don't think that is a Malaysian trumpet snail. I have MTS in my tank and they are a grayish white color when they are that size. This little guy seems reddish brown correct? Again, I could be wrong but I think thats another type of snail. Maybe take it out of the tank and snap a pic of it on a napkin or something. So you can see the outside of the shell
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I've got some darker MTS's, most are lighter but not all. The napkin photo is a good idea! You know I have some plain pond snails that sometimes get that more pointed shell, not a true cone like MTS, but kind of elongated pointed shell.
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I've got some darker MTS's, most are lighter but not all. The napkin photo is a good idea! You know I have some plain pond snails that sometimes get that more pointed shell, not a true cone like MTS, but kind of elongated pointed shell.
All very true!
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Good snails or bad snails, I've had them for a very long time and I keep trying to get rid of them. It seems to be a never ending battle but they are getting fewer and I only occasionally find them in there now. At first I was finding them by the dozens...but that was also when I was over feeding and over fertilizing and my tank was more green than any other color!.

I have tried the cucumber trick. I have tried clown loaches but seem to have trouble keeping those. I find the best time to catch them is when I do my big weekly WC as that seems to surface them, or when the light first comes on. Now I just crush them
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I have th same type of snail you have. Not sure what they are called but I've had no problems with the plants I have. I know it depends on the type of plants you have but mine seem to be safe. I have ludwigia rotala and java fern. Those snails seem to prefer the glass
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