View Full Version : frozen daphnia - snail??????
05-19-2006, 01:36 PM
After putting the frozen daphnia in the water i now notice there appears to be a smal snail in my biorb - should i get rid!?!?!?
05-19-2006, 01:39 PM
depends, if the snail is shaped like a rams horn it should be fine but they can breeding with only one snail and if the snail is a cone shape it may contain poison could you get pics?
05-19-2006, 01:44 PM
its hidden itself but is also very small - i think i may get rid as soon as i find it - my minnows wont like it for dinner then??!!
05-19-2006, 01:52 PM
good choice just to be safe
05-19-2006, 02:01 PM
is it usual for such things to come out of frozen food?
05-19-2006, 02:06 PM
well not really because the food is frozen for days so the snail wouldnt be able to survive and an egg would just die aswell, have u added any new plants? because i added a fern to my aquarium and it took me months before i got rid of all the snails
05-19-2006, 02:18 PM
only plant i added was three weeks ago - it seems odd that its suddenly there after i put the frozen food in!
05-19-2006, 02:23 PM
Maybe it came out for the frozen food because when i added my plants i suddenly found the snails at about 5 mm in diameter comeing around only after i put bloodworms in
05-19-2006, 02:30 PM
the snails you have - are they harmful? Do you have a BiOrb?
05-19-2006, 05:02 PM
My snails i had wernt harmful they looked like the following picture
credit to fishpondinfo.com - that is the red ramshorn snail
credit to elmersaqaurium.com that is a gold mystery snail which does come in several colours
but those are the only two snails i would consider safe to put in an aquarium most others may and can let of poisons
05-19-2006, 05:17 PM
normal pond snails come in on plants, they safe. only need 1 to have a million!!!
most snails are safe.
05-19-2006, 05:28 PM
It must be Austrlian native snails then thats are bad :P
05-19-2006, 05:36 PM
i got about 20 types of snails here.
05-19-2006, 05:49 PM
Snails are not harmful in themself. The problem is usually if they die (water stress) and the fact that they are very good on finding and eating every egg your fish lay.
They usually arrive with plants as Rollie says and there can have been eggs on one of your plants you got 3 weeks ago and thats the reason why you only start seing snails now.
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