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Elderhamster

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Hi, We've recently had about 5 or 6 snails appear in the tank. Some are tiny.

They don't look like the apple snails we keep. Any ideas what they are or where they might have come from?
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Looks like a bladder snail to me. If it is they usually hitchhike on plants, hardscape, substrate, etc. If it is a bladder snail go light on feeding as they can breed out of control. I started with 5-10 in my fry tank probably on 70-100+ now.


Look at this thread to help you ID it

 
Ah, thanks.

looks like you may be right. We spotted one a few weeks ago then it disappeared. Looks like it arrived around the same time as a live plant...

Then today we spotted him again. As I was looking, I suddenly realised there were about 5 or 6 of them.


weird as we look in the tank every day and didn't spot em yesterday
 
I had the exact same problem. I ordered a live plant off a website I had never used as it was cheaper and had no problems for a week or two. Then 3-4 snails popped up, and after the first ones were spotted it got to about 10-15 in the following weeks. I believe some people squish them in the tank for the fish to eat. I don't do that as I use them to help clean the aquarium and occasionally manually remove some when I see the population going out of control.
 
I would get an assassin snail or two.

Better still, buy a pea puffer and feed them to it :D, that’s what I do as my pea puffer won’t accept anything from.
 

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