View Full Version : Found a snail in my tank
09-25-2007, 12:33 AM
Can't believe he survived all the gravel cleaning and moving stuff about as I have for the last month. I checked the roots of everything before putting them in but this guy is very small. He looks like a dog tick! Can't consider him as attractive, for sure.
Diatoms, brown algae and green algae is gone! ya-hoo
09-25-2007, 12:37 AM
thats what happened to me. before the 20g high was a reef, it was planted, and i found 10 snails in the tank, even though it was dirtier than heck with cold water, and had 3" of water, and was empty for 3 months
As I am sure you know, some snails are actually beneficial for planted tanks, ramshorns and MTSes are good to have. However, if it is a pond snail, you may want to remove it. Personally I have 6 different species of snails and am trying to get more. I guess it depends on your perspective.
09-25-2007, 12:41 AM
My first baby snail. I'm so excited. Now I will go kill it.
09-25-2007, 12:52 AM
heh, i'm glad your algae is gone. If you don't have any loches in the tank i would kill the snail before he multiplies.
LOL like I said all depends on your perspective...
09-25-2007, 12:55 AM
I will drop him in the loach tank. Let them fight over him.
I have heard that Malaysian snails are nice for a tank. Anyone have those and do you like them? I have corys in this tank. will they be safe from the corys?
What are MTSes snails? I know nuttin' about snails.
MTS Malaysian Trumpet Snail
As far as corries... hmm... snails can be food sometimes, luckily MTSes burrow into the substrate during the day and come out at night. Most people say MTSes breed slowly, actually they breed quickly, they are all just buried in the gravel... They may work, place a 3 to 5 in a couple of tanks so if the corries get theirs, you'll have more in a different tank
09-25-2007, 01:34 AM
Now I feel about stupid enough. LOLOLOL
LOL its my fault I'm an acroynm nut... probably from having been the military and then law enforcement once upon a time...
09-25-2007, 11:26 AM
I have never had a problem with my cories eating MTS snails, I allow them to breed with my panda's to give them to my dp's since the dp's don't try to bite the shell, they just suck the meat out.
09-25-2007, 11:40 AM
I love my snails, I love them that much I even go to my LFS and BUY them :hmm3grin2orange: :hmm3grin2orange:
A tank without snails isnt a real tank
That "tiny" one, was a ral plant killer, Hedwig therefor used to live in a specialy designed "Snail tank"
09-25-2007, 12:12 PM
I have 4 Mystery snails that size as well. I have a ton of baby's but since they are now in a smaller tank they now don't multiply as much so it is all good. I have one ramshorn. My Khuli ate MTS but not my apple or ramshorn, weird.
I finally found a plant my apple snail cant keep up with. It is "Water Celery" (no idea on the latin name for once...) It is a bog/pond marginal and it grows faster than the snail can eat. I currently have Red Ramshorns (Planorbis rubrum), Chocolate Ramshorns (Helisoma sp. Black), Leopard Ramshorns (Helisoma sp. Leopard), Columbian Ramshorns (Marisa cornuarietis), Pond Snails (Radix labiata), Malaysian Trumpet Snails (Melanoides tuberculata), Olive Nerite Snails (Neritina reclivata), and 1 Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata). To go ahead and finish the invert list, Black Bee Shrimp (Caridina serrata sp. "Bee")
, Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina serrata sp. "Crystal Red")
, Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heterpoda var. red), Rainbow Shrimp (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis), Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata), and Tiger Shrimp (Caridina serrata sp. "Tiger")
I like snails...
09-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Went in search of the varmit to remove him and now can't find him. It doesn't help having black gravel. :)
Andrea, your snail is awesome. Something like that I would like!
If you are not planning on EVER having inverts in that tank, you can dose any chemical that has copper or drop a fluke tab...
::shudders thinking about the damage that would be done in any of his tanks::
09-25-2007, 04:01 PM
Naw. I will catch him on a glass again I'm sure. I have my neon's in this tank and don't want to take any chances with meds. I can see me already. Running to the tank 100 times a night with a flashlight. grrrr
LOL... try a peice of cucumber or zuchini... I'm sure that will draw them ALL out...
09-25-2007, 05:33 PM
I found my varmit and 6 of his friends! They are rather like looking for mushrooms. You see none and then there they all are.
Did you use a cucumber? If you have 7, there are more...
09-25-2007, 06:34 PM
heh, that's true. Just place a cucumber on the bottom of the tank in the night and come back in the morning. All the snails will be on the veggie and you can just take it out and toss it.
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