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post #1 of 14 Old 08-16-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Common Pond Snails...How big do they actually get?

I have had these guys for a while and they seemed to stop growing at about dime to nickel size. Is that all the bigger they get? I have been searching for their exact species name to find out but I keep getting other types that are very large and was wondering if they were the same kind of snails.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-18-2010, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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I take it no one in here lets them live long enough to see...

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I take it no one in here lets them live long enough to see...
Yes, I admit it, I'm a squisher of pond snails.

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Yes, I admit it, I'm a squisher of pond snails.
Aunt Kymmie..I never would have thought...

I squished tiny babies because they damaged my plants so bad but if you don't catch them early enough to squish..that's just gross..plus they have developed personalties and I get attached..lol..so that's why I recently bought a 1.5g..who does this..

Now working on giving them a good home..just wanted to be able to tell people taking them off my hands how big they get..

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Thats about as big as I have seen them get in my aquarium. I have seen some in outdoor ponds that are almost quarter size, but they may be a different snail alltogether. It would be nearly impossable to find the exact species without a lab because there are probably several that are very similar. you probably could narrow it to genus but that wouldnt tell you much about a paticular species size.
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I have had these guys for a while and they seemed to stop growing at about dime to nickel size. Is that all the bigger they get? I have been searching for their exact species name to find out but I keep getting other types that are very large and was wondering if they were the same kind of snails.
These snails will grow to the size of a small dog and natives on some Islands,, use the shells from adult snails as bathtubs for their babies.

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Thats about as big as I have seen them get in my aquarium. I have seen some in outdoor ponds that are almost quarter size, but they may be a different snail alltogether. It would be nearly impossable to find the exact species without a lab because there are probably several that are very similar. you probably could narrow it to genus but that wouldnt tell you much about a paticular species size.

Yeah I was looking for their species all ove rthe place and came across the small brown ones name yesterday..its a physid snail..so that helps some.

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These snails will grow to the size of a small dog and natives on some Islands,, use the shells from adult snails as bathtubs for their babies.
So you know these 2 species then?

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