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  1. Default Snails producing webs!


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    After a few weeks of absence, I found long webs and meshes of thin strands colored the same as algae spread between plastic plants and pebbles on the bottom of my fresh water aquarium (20gal.). On the walls feasting on algae were black snails about 3/8" with helical shells. They seem to be associated with the webs.

    Any idea of what they are?

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    You mentioned it looked like algae, what's making you believe it isn't?

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    Pictures would be helpful. I highly doubt the snails are creating the webbing, maybe using it as a food source instead.

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    Most likely hair-algae.

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    Sounds like cyanobacteria to me. That's what it looks like in my tank. A light film almost like webbing covering everything. And quickly too no?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Concerning the snails, that sounds like Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Common in tanks, but have nothing to do with the algae.
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    Does it look like this?

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    Hair Algae

    Or like this?

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    Cyano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrews View Post
    You mentioned it looked like algae, what's making you believe it isn't?
    I guess I'm assuming that because the snails showed up as the same time as the webs. Do you know of a photo of alga webs?

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    It resembles hair algae, not the cyan.
    Thanks, that's very helpful.

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    Happy to help. Both are very similar, but the cyan is more blue-green.
    I'm currently dealing with some hair because I was/still am using too much light (watts).
    I first thought it was just that, hair but human. id never seen it before now.
    Someone, somewhere suggested that a SAE (Siamese algae eater) will clean that up.
    I'm getting one this weekend.
    Last edited by pRED; 04-25-2014 at 01:40 AM.

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