What kind of snail is this? (Photos included)
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? (Photos included)

What kind of snail is this? (Photos included)

This is a discussion on What kind of snail is this? (Photos included) within the Invertebrates forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> These little guys came in on a plant...started out with two, then had more. lol They haven't bred TOO much, but there are more ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
False Penguin Tetra
False Penguin Tetra
Rainbow Shark
Rainbow Shark
Like Tree1Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
What kind of snail is this? (Photos included)
Old 07-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
 
Sylverclaws's Avatar
 
What kind of snail is this? (Photos included)

These little guys came in on a plant...started out with two, then had more. lol They haven't bred TOO much, but there are more now, I think I have about eight or nine in there now and they haven't hurt anything. Except I was assuming they were assassins because my pond snail problem vanished after a few months of having these guys around, found many empty shells, some had a little hole in the back which I hear is an assassin thing...

Some people have told me they're trumpet snails, others say assassin snails. I've had them for about a year and a half or so now. This one I am positive is one of the kids, the two adults I had had much, much darker markings and thicker stripes, were also bigger...so yeah, they seem to be flourishing and surviving pperfectly in my tank, which is fine by me, I just want to know what they are.





Last edited by Sylverclaws; 07-31-2013 at 09:06 PM..
Sylverclaws is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
 
assassin snails are usually banded down their shell instead of stripped like that picture. Looks more like a trumpet snail to me.
Dveha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
Not a Malaysian trumpet.
Boredomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
 
Sylverclaws's Avatar
 
So...what kind of snail is it?
Sylverclaws is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
Should I worry about the snails in my substrate? | Features | Practical Fishkeeping

The snails in the picture look like yours.
Sylverclaws likes this.
jaysee is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jaysee For This Useful Post:
Sylverclaws (08-01-2013)
Old 08-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #6
 
Sylverclaws's Avatar
 
So according to that, they do indeed look like the Red-rim melania, which is a type of Malaysian Trumpet Snail, if I read that right. Says they outcompete other snails for food, can eat fish eggs, and can carry really nasty parasites that can infect both fish and humans...lovely. However, they're such popular "Pest" snails and they haven't caused me any issues, nor have they over-bred in my tanks. So I'm not worried. lol I just have to not eat them. xD If they're that great at competing with other snails for food though, and the fact that I don't over-feed if I can help it, that explains why my other snails died. Well...actually it doesn't seeing as most of those snails can live 1-2 years without food. >>;


Anywho, thanks for that, tells me what they are! =) And I rather like them, I have some other MTS that are more the solid green/brown color in my other tanks, some with more color to them is also nice. So unless I missed something...and because they've done nothing that bothers me since I got them, I may as well keep them where I've had them. lol I actually have them in my nursery tank and they leave all my fry alone too. Even the ones who sleep on the substrate.
Sylverclaws is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
They sure are pretty and look much better then my Malaysian trumpets!
Boredomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 11:39 PM   #8
 
Sylverclaws's Avatar
 
If I can get them to breed more, I'll be more than happy to mail you some, Boredbomb. lol They honestly haven't bred much, don't hurt my plants or fish, did out-compete with my other snails for sure though. They're nice little snails. I do have a about half a dozen more than I started with. lol At least as far as I've found, so if I put in more food JUST for them, maybe they'll breed more, my nursery is kept pretty clean, though I leave algae, what very little I get in there with my algae loving critters, alone.
Sylverclaws is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
I wouldn't want them to kill off my MTS and pond snails but thanks Sylverclaws
Boredomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #10
BWG
 
The MTS in my tank look just like those in your picture. After 6 months I still have them and pond snails. Haven't had a problem with keeping both types alive together.
BWG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What kind of snail is this? KPainter Invertebrates 4 06-16-2012 11:06 AM
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 do I have? Calmwaters Invertebrates 2 09-17-2009 11:35 AM
What kind of snail is this? sweston Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 01-10-2009 08:17 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 10:58 PM.