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biokid101 04-10-2010 10:57 AM

mysterious snail appeared??
in my 5 gallon tank(look in my signature) and it also has 2 snails.yesterday i was feeding the fry and i found a baby snail!!! i have no idea where it came from and it is literally O big. i have one live plant and 4 fake plants in it. ive had that live plant since july 09 and i put it in my 5 gal when i got it on christmas. it was completely black yesterday and this mornig it is looks clear like something is coming off of it. is it moling? does that happen in snails??

bettababy 04-10-2010 05:21 PM

Is there any way to get photos?

biokid101 04-10-2010 07:41 PM

probably not im sry :( but i think its dead because all of the fry are picking at it and it doesnt move that much.

La Reina 04-10-2010 08:49 PM

I'd guess that it was a pond snail that came in off your plat a long time ago, I think I've had several generations of them. If its shell is see through, it's most likely dead.

biokid101 04-11-2010 01:50 PM

well it was moving with its shell that was clear.i put it in a breeders net with guppy fry and they were picking at it and i cant find it now so i guess they ate it! its alright cause i dont want it to get over populated with snails.i took out the only live plant so this shouldnt happen again.

La Reina 04-11-2010 05:05 PM

In my tank, I only have about sdeven small pond snails at a time because there's not enough food on the bottom for there to be a population explosion. As long as you don't overfeed, they're fine and they clean your glass.

biokid101 04-11-2010 06:07 PM

awee man but idk where it went! i really wish it was still alive!

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