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Snail. Do I Keep It Or Not?
May 27, 2010
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Saxodave
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I have just discovered this snail in my tropical tank and I am wondering if it is okay to leave it there. I presume it came in on some plants that I bought. Can anyone suggest an identification please? It's about 6mm long.

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May 28, 2010
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Looks like a pond snail to me, if you want snails you would be better of with smaller tropical snails than a pond snail, I cant see it doing any more harm than any other snail though.

May 29, 2010
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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ May 28 2010, 10:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks like a pond snail to me, if you want snails you would be better of with smaller tropical snails than a pond snail, I cant see it doing any more harm than any other snail though.


Thanks for that. I am quite happy to leave it if it is unlikely to do any harm.

May 30, 2010
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yep it wont do any harm - but you might find yourself over run with snails in a few weeks - little b*gg£rs breed like rabbits!

May 30, 2010
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QUOTE (Bluedave @ May 30 2010, 08:13 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
yep it wont do any harm - but you might find yourself over run with snails in a few weeks - little b*gg£rs breed like rabbits!

they're easy to remove though.

from exp they breed much faster in CW than Tropical

May 30, 2010
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I have big problems with trumpet snails and find them hard to get rid of. No matter how many times I treat the water some always manage to survive.

May 30, 2010
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QUOTE (jim r @ May 30 2010, 12:58 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have big problems with trumpet snails and find them hard to get rid of. No matter how many times I treat the water some always manage to survive.

if your tank is planted a small amount of MTS are good cause they aerate the substrate, to keep their numbers in check there are 3 options.

1. if there's a big boom in numbers you're overfeeding, either decrease the total amount of food, or divide into smaller portions.

2. remove them by hand, this rarely works.

3. Add some Anentome helena,  aka Assassin snails, a group of 10 would be enough which will eat the snails. Take care not to overfeed as then the Anentome will get lazy and eat the fish food...should they decimate the MTS, they live well on flakes etc

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PS A. helena, is supposed to not attack nerite or apples (unless very hungry and in a large group) should you have other snails with the MTS I'd be wary about them.

May 31, 2010
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Wow cool looking snails /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> I wouldn't be so bothered about them. Have not seen them here though.

May 31, 2010
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QUOTE (jim r @ May 31 2010, 09:14 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow cool looking snails /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> I wouldn't be so bothered about them. Have not seen them here though.


do you think they'd arrive if I sent you some?

May 31, 2010
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Thanks for the offer but border controls are very strict here and mean. Penalties can be pretty hard. One guy in Auckland went to jail for smuggling aquatic plants.

May 31, 2010
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QUOTE (jim r @ May 31 2010, 11:22 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the offer but border controls are very strict here and mean. Penalties can be pretty hard. One guy in Auckland went to jail for smuggling aquatic plants.

hope they're as tough on real criminals as they are on enthusiasts like us. 

May 31, 2010
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If I treat for snails when their numbers increase dramatically will it affect the two shrimps I have in the tank? Also, MTS? M...Trumpet Snails.

June 1, 2010
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QUOTE (Saxodave @ May 31 2010, 09:16 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I treat for snails when their numbers increase dramatically will it affect the two shrimps I have in the tank? Also, MTS? M...Trumpet Snails.

If u have Malaysian Trumpet snails, they will die aswell with the treatment. shrimps I'm not 100% as never used it. 

June 1, 2010
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Generally a snail treatment will kill shrimp - they contain copper which snails and shrimp don't like.

If you don't mind the snails, I would just remove a few snails every day and keep the numbers down that way.

June 1, 2010
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Okay. I will watch their population growth very closely and take out those I don't want.

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