|Tyyrlym ||02-11-2009 09:18 AM |
Hitchhiker Snail, Help with ID and Info
I bought a new plant for my aquarium about two weeks ago. My LFS said the tank was snail free and seeing no obvious snails in it I decided to go for it. Well as it turns out their definition of snail free and mine are different: http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/r...s021009006.jpg
Can anyone help me ID this snail? If its a slow breeder that isn't going to get huge I don't think I'd mind him. If he's going to be a crawling plague or get to the size of a golf ball my fish get a snack.
|Lupin ||02-11-2009 07:12 PM |
Looks like a pouch snail (Physas sp.) to me. Any more pics?
|daisycutter ||02-11-2009 07:55 PM |
i got a few of these with some plants i picked them off and added them to my shrimp setup they seem harmless most people call them football snails down to there shape
|Lupin ||02-15-2009 04:48 AM |
I'm beginning to regret for killing off the pouch snails just when more assassin snails are arriving for me.:evil:
|Tyyrlym ||02-16-2009 08:47 AM |
Unfortunately he stayed up in that corner for a while and made getting a better picture impossible. He's also only about 3mm in diameter. Then after my last water change he headed off for parts unknown and I haven't spotted him again, no he didn't get sucked up in my gravel vac. I don't want to hit this tank with any kind of copper meds because I would like to add a few shrimp to it.
|Lupin ||02-17-2009 06:22 PM |
You must really like that snail to get pics just for him.:lol:
|Tyyrlym ||02-18-2009 09:25 AM |
No, I just really want to find out what he is so I know whether to remove him immediately or leave him be. Sort of like my otto I'm finding out I like some fish I didn't think I would before. Well in this case he's a snail. I just don't want him or his progeny over running the tank.
|aunt kymmie ||02-18-2009 11:39 AM |
I had a few snails that looked just like that in my betta tank. I took them out and fed them to my loaches. I hope they weren't some of those special snails that Lupin breeds. I thought they were regular pond snails that would overrun the tank. :-?
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