05-18-2013, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Snails are the aquarist's friends. Especially the small ones like Malaysian Livebearing or the bladder or pond snail you probably have. All of these can get into spaces no fish (or you) will, eating any and all organic matter, breaking it down faster so the bacteria can deal with it.
Here are photos of the ones mentioned, and another. Top left, 4 Malaysian LB, top right, pond/bladder snail, lower the ramshorn snail.
this was helpful in identifying the type of snail outbreak i have. they are the rams horn snail and i have no clue where they came from but they are cool. i keep seeing little ones. they dont get big but i think i keep finding eggs on my glass. i love me some snails. they are fun to watch!