Thread: What are these?
08-25-2014, 07:54 AM #1
What are these?
So I've been seeing these strange little things in my tank for some time now, there are maybe three or four of them. My guess is some kind of water slug? They seem to be beneficial though this one has removed some algae stop me if I'm wrong here! :)
08-25-2014, 08:10 AM #2
Looks like a kind of freshwater limpet. http://molluscs.at/gastropoda/index....r_limpets.html
08-25-2014, 08:46 AM #3
Thanks thats it, they doesn't seem to be a problem just yet as long as they don't start breeding in the hundreds.
Although I do always wonder where they come from in enclosed systems. I haven't introduced anything into my aquarium in a very long time. I had snails do the same thing in another one of my aquariums a few years back, they must lay dormant in substrate that's my only guess.
08-25-2014, 09:59 AM #4
08-25-2014, 11:04 AM #5
They do help clean algae. So why not keep them.When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
08-26-2014, 02:33 AM #6