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  1. Mystery Snail Foot Injury or Disease?

    Because of my fondness for mystery snails - a friend recently gave me her "sick" blue mystery snail with the hopes of me being able to help - however, I have never seen anything like this before and need some help figuring out what to do/what is going on! From my understanding, she had this...
  2. What is this Snail & How can I grow enough algae to feed him?

    I bought this snail with two others a couple of months ago. 1st: Can anyone ID the species? I'm new to snails. 2nd: Is there anyway I can grow enought algae to feed him and my pleco (the other two snails died. I'm afraid it might have been lack of algae to eat)? I feed them wafers, but I'd...
  3. Just wanted to share

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Took a shot of one of my Ghost Shrimp in the plants, while one of the snails were just beloew it. Enjoy!
  4. Help! Snail Infestation Inside Canister Filter!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Ok I'm at a loss. I have a bad pond snail infestation inside my fluval 305. I tried replacing all the filters and rinsing all the parts with super hot water and wiping it all down so as to get rid of the egg globs, but I just opened it up again today and a whole new infestation is there...
  5. Moon Snail

    Saltwater Fish
    We just spent a week at Holden Beach in NC. While we were swimming out in the ocean a moon snail got stuck to my toe! The kids thought it was really cool so we brought it home in some sand and water. It's huge when it comes out of the shell! I've been googling and I can't find much info...
  6. Snail vs. pleco question

    I am relatively new to keeping a fish tank (less than a year). A few months ago, I added live plants to my tank and now I have snails all over the tank (from pics on the internet and on this site, I think they are ramshorn snails). I actually don't mind the snails so much because they keep the...
  7. Mystery Snails

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    I have quite a few mystery snails for sale. There is a variety of colors including blue, gold, and a few olive and ivory. Most have dark bodies, but a few do have light bodies including the ivory snails. Size varies. I am asking $1.00 each for 3 for $2.00. I am located in Connecticut but I am...
  8. Plants came with Snails!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So, I got myself some plants. . . and they came with baby snails. . . and they're TINY! I've managed to isolate at least two of them. . . I have no idea if there are any more. . . I'm presuming there were some eggs on one of the plants. Anyways, how long will it take snails to grow to the...
  9. Invaded by snails.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So my current dilemma involving snails started about six weeks ago when I purchased a plant (can't remember what it was called, I think baccoa) and, a few days later, noticed a small brown snail in my tank. I knew it was a Ramshorn probably brought over with the plant, but I wasn't concerned...
  10. Deworming Tetra - Safe for Assassin Snails?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I just ordered some Levamisole HCL in hopes of deworming my cardinal tetra. I thought at first it was anchor worms and my LFS advised API General Cure, which I used with no effect. These are long white worms (as you can see in the pics) that go in and out of his body, protruding from...
  11. WTB: MTS in NE, UK

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    I'm looking for MTS for my 6gal tank. I live in the North East of England and want to spend as little as possible! If you've got them as a pest in your tank i would love to take them off your hands! :-D Thanks Neon.
  12. Should I get a shrimp or snail? Or both?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all, I'm slowly starting to get my tank in order. I've got an all planted tank now with driftwood for my clown pleco. The other inhabitants are 3x emerald cory catfish, 5x black widow tetra, and 4x serpae tetra. I might be adding more of the tetras because I know they do better in higher...
  13. Vegetables that sink?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys just a quick one, I need to know any vegetables that sink to feed my apple snail, he can't handle cucumber because it floats and it's a real pain to pin down infront of him. I've already tried raisons (which he seems to love) but they my be too sugary for the poor guy. Help :)
  14. small plant/growth on driftwood - photo

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I'm 6 months into the hobby, and I noticed these small growths in my fry tank, and snapped a photo of 3 of them, but there are several attached to the driftwood. Is it a snail, an anemone, a fungus? It's almost tulip shaped and gray with a yellow center. I don't want them to hurt my...
  15. Considering breeding Olive Nerites, info?

    Hi all, Im a bit new to, I frequent the betta site usually. In addition to my bettas, I purchased (about a month and a half ago) an olive nerite snail from Bob's tropical plants (mgamer20o0) They gave me a second nerite with my olive, which I gave to a friend to enjoy (hes almost black...
  16. Are there any snails that aren't asexual?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Title says it all. I would like a snail but not one that reproduces with itself and swarms the aquarium. Suggestions? :shock:
  17. Zebra Snail eyes/antennas eaten

    I suspect that my Betta might have nipped off my snails eyestalks and or/antennas. For a long time my Zebra has been sitting in the corner of my tank, moving maybe 1 inch in any direction over the course of 7 days. He's not dead, if I move him manually and hold him in another area on the glass...
  18. Snail Problem

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 55g with 1 jack dempsey 5in and 1 pleco 3in. The tank has been running for about 4 months, just today i was looking at my canister filter which is see through plastic and i notcied little snails all over the filter sleeve. I would like to know how i get rid of them safely or even...
  19. I found a stow-away in my tank! What is it?

    I just picked up a shipment of plants. The store I use is snail free, but for all intents and purposes I bought this batch off the truck, before they could be treated or whatever it is stores do. Anyhow, I got everything situated and an hour later noticed this little bugger hanging out in my...
  20. What to do with a 1 Gallon tank?

    My first tank was a little one gallon bow mini, it has been sitting in the garage for years. I'm bored waiting for my 37gallon to cycle so would like to put this one to use. Can I put shrimps and snails in here and plant it? If so how many and what kind, and what kind of cycleing would it need...