What kind of snail is this?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Invertebrates » What kind of snail is this?

What kind of snail is this?

This is a discussion on What kind of snail is this? within the Invertebrates forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have a few baby snails showing up in my tank. One in particular is kind of interesting looking. I tried to get a ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Spotted Headstander
Spotted Headstander
Electric Yellow Cichlids
Electric Yellow Cichlids
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
What kind of snail is this?
Old 06-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
 
KPainter's Avatar
 
What kind of snail is this?

I have a few baby snails showing up in my tank. One in particular is kind of interesting looking. I tried to get a picture but he's too deep in the tank for my camera to focus on him. Right now, he's slightly larger than the head of a pin. His shell tapers to a point, like a fat upside down ice cream cone. It's mostly clear, but at the small end, it's got dark rings.

Any clue what kind that might be?
KPainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
 
Its difficult to ID without a picture but if the shell tapers to a point, there's a good chance its either a pond snail or a Malaysian trumpet snail - they are the most common with pointed shells. you won't really be able to tell until its a little bigger. Either way it's nothing to worry about, snails are a natural part of the ecosystem and will happily graze on any algae in the tank (pond snail) or burrow in your substrate so youll hardily see them and just eat the stuff that builds up there.
Hope this helps!
Neon
Oh if you get chance, upload a photo, as i said identification is much easier rather than just taking a stab in the dark!

Last edited by NeonRainbow123; 06-15-2012 at 02:51 PM.. Reason: Error
NeonRainbow123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
 
KPainter's Avatar
 
Thanks! If he gets closer to the glass, I'll snap a shot. I'm not worried about him being in there. I was going to buy snails anyway!
KPainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
 
Haha you've saved yourself a job then!
NeonRainbow123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
 
KPainter's Avatar
 
There's also one patch of snail eggs on one of my plants. I check it every day but so far, nothing new. My brother had a plague of snail eggs, but his fish ate them before any of them hatched. My tetras don't seem remotely interested.
KPainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where did this snail come from,and what kind is it Savannah Freshwater and Tropical Fish 8 06-05-2012 10:56 AM
What kind of snail is this? ChrisK Invertebrates 3 10-12-2011 01:37 PM
What kind of snail is this..and who wants them?? dfbiggs Invertebrates 30 08-30-2010 10:05 PM
What kind of snail do I have? Calmwaters Invertebrates 2 09-17-2009 11:35 AM
What kind of snail is this? SimplySplendid Invertebrates 7 10-23-2006 09:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 AM.