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post #1 of 4 Old 09-17-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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how to id a snail

i have a snail that must have hitchhiked into my tank off of some plants i bought. it looks similar to an apple snail. but its not very big yet only a quarter of an inch or so. i dont have any live plants anymore and so far i have only found 1 snail. i could catch it with a tiny effort but if i dont have plants anymore and its the only one in the tank do i have anything to worry about. sorry but this is the best i can get for a pic.

this is in my 29gal with 7 kuhli loaches and 11 harlequin rasboras.


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post #2 of 4 Old 09-17-2008, 01:42 PM
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Its really hard to tell, but if the spirals on the shell don't stick out, and it looks like it doesn't in that picture, then its probably a ramshorn snail. Good thing you don't have live plants, its their favorite snack.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-17-2008, 05:34 PM
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It shouldn't be anything to worry about. There's not really any snail to worry about, unless there's plants in the tank.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-17-2008, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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good eyes littlefizz that was like the worlds crappiest picture too. your right the shell kinda spirals over itself it doesnt stick out. how big do these guys get? anything i should know about them, how do they reproduce? that kinda stuff.

well it was planted until yesterday. i cant seem to get anything to grow for me, not even java moss lol. but i have fake plants now and they look way better than dying real ones.

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