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Can anyone identify this snail?
Old 04-13-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
 
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Can anyone identify this snail?

Ok, so recently my mom bought a snail for my tank after my apple snail died. This new snail died shortly after being in the tank and since then we have not added anything else to the tank

But randomly this baby snail showed up, and only one. I'm not sure but it just doesn't look like an apple snail to me? Maybe I am wrong? But anyways this morning I have found just the shell of this snail so I snapped some pictures of it. They are not the best quality, so I appologize ahead of time but if anyone can help me out that would be great.

I just need to know if it's not an apple snail if it will eat plants and if I should expect to see more. Thanks!


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Old 04-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
 
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It's either a pond snail or apple snail, kinda hard to tell from the pics
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
 
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Looks like a pond/pest snail to me. Most won't eat plants if well fed, but you should keep an eye out. They breed like crazy. There's probably several egg clutches around that will hatch and make more.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
 
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Awesome thanks! Yeah I just looked it up, it's most definitely a pond snail.

I wonder how he got in there I've been looking for egg clutches because I thought it was the apple snails baby, I know apple snails lay egg clutches above the water line. So where would I find this pond snails egg clutch? Thanks again.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
 
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you find them in the water usually on the glass, ornaments, and i think sometimes plants. they are usually clear sacs with white dots in the sac. the sac is jelly like as well.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
 
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They lay eggs anywhere and everywhere, even in your filters. It is what makes them so hard to get rid of once you get them.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
 
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Yup! I let my puffer tank get taken over by them while I was cycling. Even looking at my tank now, I see the sacs on the bottom of just about every leaf in the tank, not to mention a bunch of other places. Obviously it's not an issue in my tank, as the puffer is a little murderous beast. But it's definitely a lesson on doing bleach dips of new plants!
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