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Help identify my baby snail.

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Index' started by WembLee1992, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. WembLee1992

    WembLee1992 New Member

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    Bought some plants earlier. Got them in the tank and noticed this little snail wandering around the leaves.

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    Thanks in advance.

     
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    Hi. Thanks a lot for your quick reply. I had a feeling it would be like a normal pond snail.

    Is it worth taking it out or just seeing how it goes from your personal experience?

    I don't particularly want a sudden boom in pond snails in my tank.
     
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    I leave them alone. I have these snails and the tiny ramshorns in my tanks. Well, I do suck out the ones on the walls of the tank during a water change, but that's all.
    Snails in a tank are not a bad thing, they are part of the ecosystem. The way to stop them getting out of control is to not over feed the fish.
     
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    Ok thanks a lot for your advice. I've left him in for now. Haven't seen him for a few days though. Not sure if he's in the live plants I have or whether someone has had a nibble at him. I guess we'll see. Thanks again.
     

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