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  1. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Good evening, new member here. I have had 5 red skirt tetras in my tank for about 2 years now. All have been healthy and have never had any issues until today. As of this morning, I had one mystery snail (photo attached) and 5 fish. All 6 of them get along well and never get aggressive with...
  2. Invertebrates
    I recently purchased two Trumpet Snails but noticed that they are having trouble burrowing, and burrowing is a key trait of their species. I think this is because of the gravel. Do I need to switch it out for sand, or will they be okay?
  3. Invertebrates
    Okay so this is probably a bad idea but I’ve been considering hatching my mystery snail’s eggs. We bought her from a pet store on the 24th and a few days ago she laid a clutch of eggs. I just wiped it off and threw it in the trash, not wanted to have 30 little mystery snails swimming around...
  4. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I've always been quite fond of the ramshorn snails in my guppy tank and some of them have been around for a few years now, but recently the population just... vanished. On closer inspection, I found a damselfly nymph, which I thought was the root of the problem, then caught it eating these...
  5. Invertebrates
    A word of warning for anyone looking at Aqueon filters: long story short I had my (very small) snail in a 10gal tank with a betta and some cory cats, he got stuck in the intake with a broken shell and died. So either cover the intake with a sponge, get a different filter, or keep small snails...
  6. Invertebrates
    Can anyone identify this tiny baby snail I found in my tank? It has a transluscent spiral shell, with tiny dark dots. I think it's just 1, can't see any others yet...
  7. Invertebrates
    This high definition video will teach you everything you need to know about keeping, feeding, and breeding mystery snails. It is professionally filmed and narrated, and covers all aspects of this wonderful creature. Give this video a look and you will gain a whole new appreciation for the "...
  8. Invertebrates
    The ramshorn snail is often seen as an aquarium pest that people want to avoid. However, they only pose a problem in an aquarium that is unbalanced. When the aquarist adds too much food to the tank, the ramshorn snails take advantage of the abundance and breed at an alarming rate. Population...
  9. Invertebrates
    The Ramshorn snail often gets a bad rap. Mostly because populations can explode if you give them too much food. If you have an explosion of snails in your tank, don't blame the snail. It's an imbalance that has created the issue. They only multiply as fast as their food source will allow. Here...
  10. Invertebrates
    Hi, I have a 50 gallon planted tank and have spotted a few of these unintentional guests lately. Does anyone know what kind they are? Should I be plucking them out or leaving them in peace? So far they don't seem to be doing much damage, but I don't want to take any chances...
  11. Invertebrates
    Hey, a while ago, I had algae issues in a 10g, and when I threw in a couple of nerite snails, the algae was under control, but in a sick, ironic twist, now I have snail issues, mainly the fact that more and more of them keep coming due to them laying eggs and making more of them. So what is the...
  12. Invertebrates
    Hello! Today I woke up to my first clutch of mystery snail eggs! Sadly, they were laid in my tank at my vacation home, which I have spent all summer at. The problem is that I am going back to school in less than a week, and was planning on transporting the snails with me back to their other...
  13. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    What is better to tackle the infestation of ramshorn snails - Assassin Snails or Loaches? Yoyo, clown, kuhli?
  14. Invertebrates
    Hiii So I bought a mystery snail from Petsmart about 3 weeks ago. He wasn't very blue. His shell was flaky and yellow-ish. Well after about a week and a half of cruising my tank (10 gal with betta, 4 ghost shrimp and 2 other Nerite snails and plants) he's started to grow what looks like new...
  15. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey! I'm planning on getting a betta for my 5.5 gallon once it's all cycled, and I was wondering if I could put a snail or shrimps in there too? I was thinking a snail from the nerite family (so I wouldn't have to worry about it breeding.) Any recommendations, or is the tank too small for...
  16. Invertebrates
    i have a vey curious betta and im thinking about getting a shrimp of a snail but i wasn't sure about it at first so im come to you guess in hopes you all might help me with my dilemma
  17. TFK U.S. Classifieds
    anyone interested in mystery snail egg clutches? i now have 7 clutches in my tank. two females are gold and brown-striped, males are brown and gold. clutches could have any mix of these colors. would ask $5/clutch, plus shipping (usps priority). pm or reply if interested. thanks!
  18. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Help! one of my Platies has died and I need some help on this one cause I want to do what I can to save my other fishies! The platy that became ill started to have laborious beathing, hard for her to breath, she was getting lethargic. Hiding up in the top of the tank. I took her out and put her...
  19. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I don't even have fish yet, I had so many problems with my ammonia except for the past weeks it been perfect :) I have had 2 plants in my fish tank for about month and half (with the heater on) , I notice that the glass was bit grumpy today and I was going to give a quick clean and I notice...
  20. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I tested my water today and it was Ph: 6.0 Ammonia 8ppm Nitrite 0ppm Nitrate 0ppm I noticed my ammonia hasn't drop down yet, I have done 5 water changes and had added API ammonia lock. What should I do? . What if I get snail would that help lower levels or is it too high for the snail? I have...
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