Thread: ? What kind of snails
06-19-2010, 10:10 PM #1
? What kind of snails
My daughter got a snail last Sunday from a yard/garden center that sells water plants for back yard ponds and fish also. My daughter also picked up a large bull frog tadpole which they had hundreds for a 1.00 each, the tadpole/frog has only about 1/4 inch tail left. We'll the snail is pretty big, I'd say it's around the size of a quarter or even a little larger around and I'd say 1-2 inches tall, it looks as if it is shaped like a pond snail but really do they get this large?, also my daughter was excited to find that we now have 5 little ones in the small tank with her. Is this a pond snail or some other type of snail.1--29 gallon tank: 1 small angelfish, pygmy cory, and 4 baby albino bristlenose.
2--55 gallon tank: 1 adult angelfish, 7 black skirt tetras, 5 yo yo loaches, 1 synodontis catfish and 1 spotted raphael.
3--3 gallon tank with female betta.
06-19-2010, 11:01 PM #2
Considering where you acquired the snail it is very likely that we're talking about pond snails. A picture would be very helpful16g-planted1 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami, 4 Cherry Barbs (more to come)
06-20-2010, 12:49 AM #3
I have never seen a pond snail that large. It may possibly be a dark mystery snail,a nerite snail, or an apple snail.
A pic would really help.
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06-21-2010, 03:25 PM #4
YEah my vote is on apple snail or mystery snail, more towards mystery snail.
Can you see the mouth area? does it have long tentacles, or more of a snout, or is it just flat with tiny tentacles?
Harmless, but some consider a pest-
Harmless, reproduce incredibly slow and with one you will never have babies.
Possibly harmless, but MAY eat plants and become VERY large, depending on species. Would need pics to verify.
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06-21-2010, 04:28 PM #5
+1 sounds like an apple snail
"Mystery snails" are also apple snails, though mystery snails are usually one of a few species. The care and info is the same.
Whether or not they will eat live plants is completely hit or miss, but its less likely if they are fed well.
They wont multiply easily. They need to mate F/M and lay their eggs above the water line where they are easily removed. Takes a few weeks to hatch