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Did I buy snails? Nope! Where did they come from?
My only thought is that I bought a live plant from Wally world and in the plant there were little tiny baby snails. I now have at least 3 (that I can count) in my tank. Is that okay? Will it throw off the balance of my tank? What do they eat? Oh my, have I been starving them? (poor things)
they defiately came i on your plant. they dont cause any damage when you have 3 but they are very prolific breeders and you will soon have more... thousands more. but they eat algea and left over food and will eventually eat your plant
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Re: Did I buy snails? Nope! Where did they come from?
Originally Posted by inspiringmind
And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
I looked in the cup where I found the one and guess what? It was really two of them! They were doing it already, whew, I was THAT close to having a few hundred snails in my tank. I think there is only one left in the tank, but I will keep an eye out of it over the next few days.
snails are hermaphadites (sp?) which means they are asexual. that means it takes one! and this means it will soon be 20 then 70 then 900 if you get the picture. they usually also lay small clear sticky egg pouches on the glass, plant leaves,gravel, and any decorations in your tank, thus making them hard to find and soon more snails will pop up. whatever you do, do for your snail problem, i suggest not using any "snail concoctions" because your live plants probally will get vaporized overnight. i do however suggest plucking those suckers out everytime you see one, getting some clown loaches ( if your tank is BIG enough to support them ) because there good for keeping the snail population down, getting a killer snail ( dont know the scientific name or if there sold at LFS ) or even a freshwater puffer... otherwise plan on having snails for the life of the tank.
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