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Old 04-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
 
Snail ID Help

So I posted a while back that I saw what looks like Dandelion seeds on my glass as a hitch hiker on some plants. I did enough research to think they would be snail eggs. So while watching my fish I spot this little guy. I looked around enough to think it's Physella acuta. I don't want steer the ID but am I right?






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Old 04-26-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
 
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yes you might be right if you have this snail:



it is a Acute Bladder snail. They put rabbits to shame when it comes to reproduction. Be careful not to overfeed the tank if you decide to leave it in there. They like to clean stuff thats the only reason why I leave masses of them in the aquarium:)
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
 
I've been doing my best to feed once a day. I know they say what can be eaten in a couple of minutes, but those Lemon Tetras are pigs and very quick eaters. I could put out say 10 whole omega one veggie flakes and they are gone in less than 60 seconds. 9 Lemon Tetras are the sole inhabitant of the tank with maybe 18 plants of mixed variety. So what quantity is just right?

Mostly don't want them to eat the plants, they they clean up dead plants I'm fine with them. It seems you are right in that this is twice now that I've seen the "snail eggs" on the glass in the last few weeks and only twice I've seen snails. I'm thinking of baiting the tank to see If they will come out.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #4
 
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I've been doing my best to feed once a day. I know they say what can be eaten in a couple of minutes, but those Lemon Tetras are pigs and very quick eaters. I could put out say 10 whole omega one veggie flakes and they are gone in less than 60 seconds. 9 Lemon Tetras are the sole inhabitant of the tank with maybe 18 plants of mixed variety. So what quantity is just right?

Mostly don't want them to eat the plants, they they clean up dead plants I'm fine with them. It seems you are right in that this is twice now that I've seen the "snail eggs" on the glass in the last few weeks and only twice I've seen snails. I'm thinking of baiting the tank to see If they will come out.
I just learned how to feed my little piggies. Just keep adding little portions until they begin to calm down. If you see that one of your little buddies didnt eat dont worry, he'll prabably eat later. If you dont see him eat at all for a week do begin to worry though.

If you have the snail that I posted above they will not munch on your plants so no worries:) I was told by many experienced people that these snails are good to keep but if you want them out ASAP just get a little leduce leaf and weight it down on the bottom with something and put some flakes on top of it. Wait until the next day and most will be on top of that leaf waiting for you to take them out.

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
 
Thanks for the tip. That is what I've been doing. Feeding a little make sure it is all eaten, then give another small portion. Once they no longer attack it with vigor I let them finish what I gave them and stop.

It's sort of bronze and gold and has a slightly see through shell.It looks much like what you posted, but I don't have a magnifying glass, but it looks a lot like them.
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