Snail ID please

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by LondonDragon, 31 Aug 2008.

  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have these snails growing in my tank and I have no idea where they came from, must have been on some of the plants or mossses I got off some forum members, can someone ID them for me?

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    Thanks :)
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    trapdoor snails (pond snails)
     
  3. LondonDragon

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    Thanks Aaron, do they grow large? safe in the tank?
     
  4. Thomas McMillan

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    the one in the middle photo looks like a pretty cool snail! i think pond snails eat aquatic plants although i could be wrong... but i do know they breed like crazy if you give them the chance to.
     
  5. aaronnorth

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    they get to about 1.5",

    when i had them, they didnt touch my plants (only had a crypt and anubias though lol)
     
  6. Wolfenrook

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    Actually they look like tadpole snails to me, which aren't that destructive to plants. They're distinctly different to pond snails.

    Ade
     
  7. Garuf

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    Which ever they are I have them in my nano and I personally find them really useful, I had 3, one inch long ones clear my nano of GSA in a matter of days.
    I've not noticed any damage to any of the plants, except for the spiky moss though I suspect this is otto's rather than the snails.
     
  8. aaronnorth

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    thry do look like them more.
     
  9. misscaretaker

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    Whatever they are, they're attractive little things!
     
  10. LondonDragon

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone, whatever they are I will let them be and see how they develop, otherwise I will have have to hand pick a few when they get over crowding ;) cheers
     
  11. thebullit

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    pond / bladder snails. no they dont eat live plants just dead or decaying, and can get o ut of control easy if over feeding.
     

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