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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery snail in with my Mystery Snails

I got a couple of Mystery Snails the other day, and I've been keeping them separate from my fish for the first couple days just so I can keep an eye on them and make sure the store sold me live ones and all that (Don't laugh, I've never had snails before so I can't tell the difference between one thats hiding and one that's dead.)

Today there's a new little snail in the tank. I don't think it's a Mystery Snail, it looks like its shell is a little differently shaped, and my snails haven't laid any eggs, let alone had time for them to hatch, so I have no idea what it is or how it got there. Anyone recognize this type of snail? (The tiny one on top of the black one.)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 09:11 PM
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Congrats on the new snails. Your new little 'mystery' snail looks like a pond snail.





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Thanks! Are pond snails okay to put in my fish tank? I do have a pond with some goldfish and koi that I can put it in too if that would be better for it. With its size right now though, I'd imagine the goldfish would try to eat it.
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Pond snails don't get to big so goldfish might eat it but it could be just fine.Most people actually try and get rid of pond snails because they are 'pests'.You might end out with a bunch.





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Here's some information that might help you.Also try doing a Google search for more information and pictures so you can more accurately identify the snail.

http://members.shaw.ca/the-guyz/pest_snails.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/the-guyz/pest_snails.htm





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Great, thanks for the links!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 08:36 PM
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I think its called a hold snail.. i had a whole bunch of them on some live plants that i bought... Some one at petco told me they reproduce like crazy.

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