Originally Posted by RWaltman
yeah I'm guessin' its the plants...whats the harm in them? should I be concerned?
First, I like Sageo3000's suggestion--get ready for escargot for dinner.
To the snails, most of us think they are helpful in eating algae and uneaten fish food. Some loaches will eat snails, but the best solution is not to be putting fish into an aquarium just to eat snails but to deal with the reason they are there. If they become too many, it means they have too much food, so something is wrong in your aquarium at that stage and that is what should then be addressed. But at this point, I wouldn't suspect that, as a few snails are healthy as I've mentioned. If you really don't want them, pick them out. But I would leave them as a natural (and useful in my view) part of the system.