Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
Snails!

I just found 2 baby snails in my 20G that must have been attached to the new plant I just bought. I think they must be Mystery Snails, because thats what was in the tank with my plant. Is there anything extra I have to do to take care of these little guys, or will they be fine with no help? And will they get out of my tank? The picture I attached is the only opening.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-109387114.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	138.1 KB
ID:	178012   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-459758367.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	101.6 KB
ID:	178013  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3594497026.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	135.1 KB
ID:	178015  
__________________

__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
And I just found another! Wow, I wonder how many of these guys made it in.
__________________

__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiverrz View Post
I just found 2 baby snails in my 20G that must have been attached to the new plant I just bought. I think they must be Mystery Snails, because thats what was in the tank with my plant. Is there anything extra I have to do to take care of these little guys, or will they be fine with no help? And will they get out of my tank? The picture I attached is the only opening.
Could you post a better pic of their shell?
They look more like pond snails to me.
They will do fine on their own as long as your tank has algae.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
Here are the shells. This is the biggest snail!
I don't have much algae, the tank hasn't been running too long. I do feel my cory cats algae wafers though?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3650879472.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	147.6 KB
ID:	178017   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2226181687.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	140.0 KB
ID:	178018  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-164688643.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	129.5 KB
ID:	178019  
__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiverrz View Post
Here are the shells. This is the biggest snail!
I don't have much algae, the tank hasn't been running too long. I do feel my cory cats algae wafers though?
Yeah. Those are pond snails. Algae wafers will be fine too. Watch out for population explosions for the pond snails. They can multiply very quickly. I started out with 3 in my 10 gal and now there are at least 20.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
Wow! How big do they grow to?
__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:46 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiverrz View Post
Wow! How big do they grow to?
They may get around 1/2 an inch long when fully grown.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
Okay, thank you. (: I was excited when I saw them. I've been thinking about getting snails anyway, this way I don't have to!
__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiverrz View Post
Okay, thank you. (: I was excited when I saw them. I've been thinking about getting snails anyway, this way I don't have to!
Many pet stores keep them as algae eaters and can give some for free. I see them on the glass of the tanks at all my lfs.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 08:01 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
I also haw a canal a few mins away from my house that is stocked to the brim with snails. There are malaysian trumpets, ramshorns, normal ponds snails, and some white/gold pond snails.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishyKisses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 309
Just a warning, but pond snails will take over your tank! They lay eggs all over the glass(and everything else) and reproduce VERY quickly! I put 6 in my three gallon tank on Mother's Day, and took out several hundred the other night!
__________________
FishyKisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragonfisher33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,963
i wouldn't be so happy with pond snails if i were you. they're pest for a reason and population explosion is highly likely in the future as they reproduce asexually, meaning one snail will eventually become thousands. if you have a loach at hand, however, these snails will become nice snacks. but other than that, i would get rid of it. i was, once upon a time, excited that i got a few of these snails until i learn the true nature of these snails and how they're considered nuisance more than anything. and it took me about 1hr of good rinsing and scraping to get the gooey gel like snail eggs to prevent further population increase.
__________________
dragonfisher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
Wow.. Okay. I'll definitely think about it more then. That's for all of the advice. (:
__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 133
How fast do pond snails mature enough to reproduce!?
__________________
QueenKiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivers2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,694
Those are pond snails. You really don't want to help them along. Without any help you will have hundreds in your tank. They breed faster than anything I know. most aquarium owners try to get rid of them as quickly as possible because the spread so quickly.

Just to let you know how quickly they multiply. I bread them as food for my puffer fish in a 2.5 gallon tank in 1 month they went from a 12 to over 100 (I'm guessing never really counted). But I had a constant supply for my puffers to eat.
__________________
Rivers2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishyKisses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiverrz View Post
Wow.. Okay. I'll definitely think about it more then. That's for all of the advice. (:
If you don't have the money to buy snails, I will happily send you some baby MTS snails. They are tiny right now, but grow fast!
__________________
FishyKisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivers2k View Post
Those are pond snails. You really don't want to help them along. Without any help you will have hundreds in your tank. They breed faster than anything I know. most aquarium owners try to get rid of them as quickly as possible because the spread so quickly.

Just to let you know how quickly they multiply. I bread them as food for my puffer fish in a 2.5 gallon tank in 1 month they went from a 12 to over 100 (I'm guessing never really counted). But I had a constant supply for my puffers to eat.
Yeah. I just throw pond snails into the pond to feed the koi whenever they get out of hand.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishyKisses View Post

If you don't have the money to buy snails, I will happily send you some baby MTS snails. They are tiny right now, but grow fast!
Mts also breed very fast and don't lay eggs. Mystery snails are the best because they lay eggs above the surface of the water for easy removal.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:51 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishyKisses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishCr8zy View Post

Mts also breed very fast and don't lay eggs. Mystery snails are the best because they lay eggs above the surface of the water for easy removal.
This is true, however, if you do not over feed they won't get out of control.
__________________
FishyKisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishyKisses View Post

This is true, however, if you do not over feed they won't get out of control.
I have mts too and they are really good algae cleaners but there are so many in my 10 gal. Lol
__________________

__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
snail, snails

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.