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Old 06-30-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Snail id

Can someone tell me if this is a good or bad snail? Came on my plants the third one may be the same but in not to sure
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:59 AM   #2
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Chances are they are li'l old pond snails, they reproduce asexually so it only takes one to reproduce and they are a pest once you have 200 of them, so I would give them a kick
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
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It doesn't look like a pond snail all the pics I seen on google they all had a long sorta pointy shell these ones just have round shells and like a leopard print style thing on there shells
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:10 AM   #4
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Yea that's what I was doubting too, they could be nerites
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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It's a ramshorn snail. They dont reproduce as quickly as pond snails and tend to be a bit more popular. But from what I've heard they can eat plants so I remove them from my tank with extreme prejudice.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:14 AM   #6
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Okay I lost them for now but ill have a look now I might put them in a breeder net and let them grow a bit they look cool
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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Ramshorns Do not eat plants unless its decaying plant matter. No need to kill thrm
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #8
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I keep red ramshorns in my planted tanks with no problems, like wiggles said they only eat decaying matter.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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Yea I wasn't gonna kill em so really they are beneficial to have in my tank cos they will eat dead leaves and stuff if I got any
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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They are beneficial! Just make sure not to overfeed your tank, that will keep the population under control
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:23 AM   #11
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I try not to over feed I have only found 2 snails so far
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