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Old 03-23-2020, 09:30 PM   #1
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ID my snail!

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I had this snail randomly appear in the tank, itís growing at quite a fast pace too. What kind of snail is it?
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Bladder snail.

I like them they are good eaters of dead plant material and help keep glass on a tank clean. Can have spots which look cool too.

That said, many people find them a curse. Not me.

Not to offend lovers of all life, but they can be squished and fed to bottom feeders, and meat enjoying fish. A way to keep the circle of life going.

Loaches will often eat unwanted snails as well, no useful, circle of life/ barbaric squishing required.

Usually if you have harder water and over feed they will over breed. They breed based on food availability - more food, stronger healthier snails, more breeding, more snails.

They can get larger, maybe half inch or so possibly. In my pond I had a couple larger ones, half inch usually, one made it to 3/4-1 inch.

Do you like it?
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Not disagreeing with Autumn just adding to her info, it could also be a pond snail as unless you inspect it for shell turning & antenna shape they are quite similar and see often mistaken for each other
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Not disagreeing with Autumn just adding to her info, it could also be a pond snail as unless you inspect it for shell turning & antenna shape they are quite similar and see often mistaken for each other
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You can't imagine how happy I was to find these pics
Just wish I could get snails that looked as pretty as the Pond in the pic
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