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post #1 of 9 Old 01-23-2007, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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mystery mini snails

ive noticed in several of my tanks a large number of very small reddy brown snails about this big @ they clean up quite well and dont touch the plants they seem to be in every tank exept the one containing fish that generaly eat snails what are they and were did they come from?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-23-2007, 02:08 PM
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Sounds like ramshorn snails to me, and they come in on plants.

Do they look like this?


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post #3 of 9 Old 01-23-2007, 04:26 PM
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.......and if they look like little footballs then you have pond snails...
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-23-2007, 05:10 PM
ahh, my snails look like footballs, well thanks for telling me what kind of snail i have :) I also have malasian trumpet snails. Darn hitchhikers on my plants. Oh well when i get dwaf puffers they'll thank me
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-24-2007, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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thats the ones i thoght they were ramshorns i just always asumed ramshorns were bigger :o
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-24-2007, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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i dont think they do any damage apart from breed like mad theres hundreds and the plants actuly seem to look better as they eat the tiny bits of alge the plecos miss theres another snal i had before which was harmless but bred like mad they were cone shaped with a very hard dark brown shell with black patterns and lived in the ground media my local aqatic center has them in EVERY tank i they refer to them as "gravel snails"what are they?
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-24-2007, 02:52 AM
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They would be malaysian trumpet snails. :)

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-24-2007, 03:06 AM
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They would be malaysian trumpet snails. :)
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-06-2007, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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would indroducing these to a tank with convicts be a good idea the store i saw them in cant get rid of them,probably due to the filter system
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