what kinda snail is this?
okay i tryed to take a pic of this snail i have its not so great but i figured i'd try to ask, i just came home from a weekend away and i have baby snails every where!!!! i dont know where they came from i am still cycling my tank only thing i can think of is they were in my plants but to show up on the 15th day is werid?! i am getting over run slowly and it worries me, i like the snails but i dont want 400 of them :lol:
Here is the pic of the biggest one, not the best picture but its all i could do
|patadams66 ||09-21-2011 08:55 PM |
its the kind that come for free in plants. lol i think they are either pond snails or bladder snails?
Lol well i just figured id ask so i know how to take care of them but it seems like they take care of themselves :lol: like i said i just dont wanna end up with 400 of them hahaha
|patadams66 ||09-21-2011 09:01 PM |
im pretty sure their population fluctuates depending on what the tank can support, if you have a dirty tank and overfeed there will be tons if its a clean tank and you dont over feed their population stays in check.
hmm well is there any fish i can get to help get rid of some of the smaller ones?
|patadams66 ||09-21-2011 09:20 PM |
non that i know of. u can vacuum them out or some people just pick them up and squish them :/
|Santaclaws ||09-21-2011 09:41 PM |
You could get a pea puffer but you would have to keep some snails in a jar to feed him once he eats all the snails. Or you could rehome him.
been reading some on it, seems like clown loach will be my best bet to keep the snail pop down
|patadams66 ||09-21-2011 10:24 PM |
ok but two things you should be aware of.
Clown loaches are very social fish and should not be kept solitary, i think 6-9 are recommended.
they also get BIG and unless you have a 75g tank i wouldnt recommend it.
i think most people advise getting fish to solve a problem (snails, algea, etc)
keep the tank clean, dont over feed, and keep removing them as you see them is what i would suggest.
i have some in my tanks and they have never been a problem.
|amazon21 ||09-21-2011 10:44 PM |
If you don't want them to overrun your tank don't feed only once a day, and do water changes. If you follow those two things, your tank will be healthy, and the snails will help you more than they hurt.
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