Steveo Steveo
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 30/9/2010 8:24
  • From Hampshire
  • Group: Registered Users FK Supporter
  • Posts: 279
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 20:33
Rogue snail #1
I stripped down my tank a couple of months ago and completely re-furnised it. I added a bunch of new live plants and added back in some of my malaysian trumpet snails i have (as i have sand substrate).

I've however noticed this snail moving rapidly across my glass - he must have come in on the plants even though i did soak and wash them thoroughly. Can anyone identify it and advise whether i should remove it or it's ok to leave in the tank

Thanks
Steve

Attach file:



jpg  (3,022.81 KB)
12130_506ca12d20400.jpg 2448X3264 px
Steveo Steveo
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 30/9/2010 8:24
  • From Hampshire
  • Group: Registered Users FK Supporter
  • Posts: 279
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 20:36
Re: Rogue snail #2
Another pic of it on the glass

It also has a habit of clinging to the surface of the water and going for a ride around the tank!

Attach file:



jpg  (3,497.50 KB)
12130_506ca1a56ee8f.jpg 2448X3264 px
Violet Violet
  • Tropical Adviser
  • Tropical  Adviser
  • Joined: 22/11/2008 17:42
  • From West Yorkshire
  • Group: FK Supporter Registered Users Caresheets Advisers Deep End
  • Posts: 7209
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 20:50
Re: Rogue snail #3
Tadpole snail I think.

Does he look like this one?
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... p?topic_id=33544&forum=21

Usually thought of as pests as they can breed quite quickly.
Please fill in your personal profile if you are posti
Steveo Steveo
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 30/9/2010 8:24
  • From Hampshire
  • Group: Registered Users FK Supporter
  • Posts: 279
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 20:53
Re: Rogue snail #4
He does look like that, though has a black bottom half rather than white. I haven't noticed any others of his sort in there. Removal recommended would you say?
Violet Violet
  • Tropical Adviser
  • Tropical  Adviser
  • Joined: 22/11/2008 17:42
  • From West Yorkshire
  • Group: FK Supporter Registered Users Caresheets Advisers Deep End
  • Posts: 7209
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 21:24
Re: Rogue snail #5
Personal preference. I don't see snails anymore in the fancy tank but assume that's due to no left over food remnants given the two 'piggies' I have

When I was running the two trop tanks I did get these despite having to add new live plants far less frequently than I have to now. I tended to squish any tiny ones on the glass, trops would hoover up the bodies but put any larger ones that sometimes appeared, out on the garden wall for the blackbirds () Just too big to squish without me feeling weird and at least something benefitted.
Please fill in your personal profile if you are posti
Steveo Steveo
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 30/9/2010 8:24
  • From Hampshire
  • Group: Registered Users FK Supporter
  • Posts: 279
  • Posted on: 3/10/2012 21:26
Re: Rogue snail #6
Thanks again, i think i will keep an eye on it, if i notice some new ones appearing then i will removed those, if it gets too much then i'll remove the larger one. Only seen one large one so far.

Cheers
Steve