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Old 07-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Dear All,

I have a new friend in my tank. Seems a snail has been born much to my surprise.

Slightly concerned as I have heard than once you get snails they go wild! I dont mind a few, especially if they are cleaning the tank.

He is only about 5mm long, though it was shot with macro lens so looks much bigger.

If anyone knows what type it is and any advice that would be great.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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those are pond snails that is the max size and multiply pretty fast if incouraged by overfeeding
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they wont multiply like crazy unless your tank is dirty and overfed
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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Thanks, problem is, the tank is covered in Diatoms, would that be a food source for them? Does PH affect breeding? Will they eat my plants?
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they wont eat plants they tolerate many water quality and yes that could be a food source just remember they are scavengers so they will eat what they find
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