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Old 05-25-2021, 05:48 PM   #1
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Snail Identification Help

Hi All! Hoping for some answers and help here... I bought a few new floating plants recently and it seems that they came with a ďfree snailĒ Found this guy wandering the other day, this is the second time Iíve seen it now and itís so tiny it can actually use water traction to scoot across the water! Iím not averse to snails - I already have 1 nerite - but I want to ask if I should worry? What is this guy? Is it going to reproduce and go crazy? Iím pretty kind of sure thereís only one... Please help!
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:19 PM   #2
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It looks like a pond snail to me. They are pest snails, so if you do have more than one (highly likely) then count on more within the next few months.
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They are an utter pain, some fish love to eat them like puffers. They will eat plant if they have nothing better to do, your best off removing it from your main tank as soon as you see any.
Large shrimp may eat them and outcompete them for food, so if you get an outbreak usually feeding a little less or getting something large like ghost shrimp can help.
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