I found a stow-away in my tank! What is it? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-06-2010, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
TexasTanker's Avatar
Question I found a stow-away in my tank! What is it?

I just picked up a shipment of plants. The store I use is snail free, but for all intents and purposes I bought this batch off the truck, before they could be treated or whatever it is stores do. Anyhow, I got everything situated and an hour later noticed this little bugger hanging out in my big empty tank. The tank is cycling right now. Should I switch him over to my smaller planted algae rich tank? Do I need to inspect these plants for clutches? How big would a clutch be? How bad is a small snail infestation? What are the benefits of keeping this guy and any other guests? HELP!!! I never thought I'd have a snail like thing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04457.jpg (19.1 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04456.jpg (63.6 KB, 38 views)
TexasTanker is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-06-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
TexasTanker's Avatar
FYI this is actually about 1/4 of an inch long. I blew up the size a bit.
TexasTanker is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-06-2010, 11:45 PM
Gold Member
aunt kymmie's Avatar
Malaysian Trumpet Snails. I have them in two of my tanks. They don't eat plants, consume algae and will stir sand around (a good thing) if that's the type of substrate you have.

PS. They are livebearers so you're not going to find any egg clutches. Yes, I'd move him to the algae infested tank.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  

algae , clutch , plants , snail

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a stow away Project1 Coral and Reef Creatures 2 04-02-2010 11:12 PM
Found a fry in the tank! Creeky Fish Breeding 20 04-01-2010 05:33 AM
!!! i found worms in my tank. ollecram Tropical Fish Diseases 12 07-27-2008 09:45 AM
Found a Worm in the tank cmw1966 Tropical Fish Diseases 17 04-12-2007 01:21 PM
Found something different in my tank jason5170 Saltwater Fish 12 02-14-2007 11:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome