Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default I might have a problem...


    0 Not allowed!
    Baby snail! I have no idea where it came from, i bought one live plant on September 19, and found what looked like a very long trumpet snail shell under it a week later. It was empty, i threw it out and continued on. Other than that, i found nothing.

    Well now i found what looks like a red ramshorn snail, i only saw one little tiny opaque baby thing, and i quickly plucked it off glass and threw in my main tank (yum, escargo). Im very confused now, because like i said, i bought the moss 22 days ago. Is that even possible to have a baby snail now? And does that mean i have others lurking in there somewhere?

    Sorry, no pictures, like i said, i panicked and already fed the mysterious visitor to my fish. They like visitors.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    11,094

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Your first gift on AC, Welcome to the forum! - Brookfish   welcome - Algenco   Welcome to AC - Celtic Fins   Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish   Congratulations on your award. - Celtic Fins   
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - rich311k   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - rich311k   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - rich311k   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Could have easily been eggs on the plants. Pest snails are not the end of the world. Feed lightly and they will not get out of hand. They do clean up leftovers and do eat some algae.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Wow, snail eggs take longest out of all fish eggs ive had to hatch. :) Okay so as long as no overfeeding they wont go crazy with population? Good, thanks. I read all these stories of people who have to get assassin snails and have 100s of pest snails all because of one tiny plant. I can deal with one or two. Not hundreds tho...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    And if they do, pick up a couple assassins. Honestly, if someone had told me a year ago that the day would come I wouldn't be able to find a snail in my tank, I'd have not believed them. I don't know how 5 little assassins managed to eat 5,000 pond snails but I haven't got even one! And if the assassins have increased in numbers themselves, it can't be more than maybe 4 or 5 in all that time.

    They are the best present I ever got from Lab_rat! Also the only present I ever got from her and maybe that's why they're the best? LOL

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You know what Hobbs, i just realized that the nerites and apples would be in the main tank by the time it would get bad if it was going to anyway, so there goes my worries about them being attacked by the assassins! :) Shrimps are fine right? I figure if they cant get away from a snail theres a prety big problem there and they should be eaten anyway. Are baby shrimp fast enough to stay away too? Never had babies.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Snails pay no attention to shrimp and shrimp jump away anyway. I had thought of apple snails myself but because I have the assassins, I won't.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Okay thanks. That makes it easy then, if i have major problems from this one (now gone) baby snails possible hiding siblings, i shall put the lid on Orlando's (my burnt snail) little QT thing and make sure all other wanted snails are out of shrimp tank before rushing to the LFS to kill them all with help of assassins. Any stragglers that get in main tank from other snails should be fine, thanks to loaches and goldfish. What do assassins eat when there are no pests? Algae?

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have no idea! I guess whatever they can find but because they like meat, I throw in blood worms.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    okay. Thanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •