Im with Innes on this one. Depending on the kind of snails.. they can either be helpful in your tank, be destructive, or just a niusance when they multiply out of control.Innes said:they are not bad, but neither are they good.
they may eat your plants, but I was never too botherd by them.
If the problem does get out of hand you can get chemicals which kill them and not your fish.
off the top of my head - snail away from interpet
Oh, and welcome to the site, I love your avatar!
Im not the expert on knowing the common or scientific name of these snails. I know off hands that the large ones you buy at LFS aren't the kinds im talking about. The ones most people are referring to are tiny as most gravel, black, pointed but round shelled, and usually move pretty fast. I never bought these snails, but accidently came in the same bag of feeders from a LFS. Also, one of the employees told me that these snails usually come with feeders when shipped to help maintain and eliminate alot of watses from goldfishes when being shipped. I had a pix of it on PFish, but the pix got erased.ezlife said:Rhomzilla: What do you mean by "kinds of snail"? Do you mean like a certain species of them or what? I thought a snail is a snail <shrug>.
I, for one, dont have any idea on snails. BUt you might want to make a new thread pertaining info on snails species. I know off hand that some PFury members have mentioned and have different kinds of snails which they've bred or just have in their tanks.ezlife said:Rhomzilla,
Ok i know what your talking about. I remember a few times i bought plants at petsmart or walmart and after i took apart the lead weight, there were some small gravel size snails like you are talking about.
Do you (or anybody else) knwo about those big snails if they multiply? I always thought the small gravel size ones will grow into the large ones, but i dunno.
The large ones are apple snails A handy apple snail linkezlife said:Do you (or anybody else) knwo about those big snails if they multiply? I always thought the small gravel size ones will grow into the large ones, but i dunno.
But in water?? I know what happens to a slug when you put salt in 'em, but when you pour salt in your tank, it dissolves and spreads out through your water current. Also your tank is already inhabited with little Sodium iIodize.LizKnockedIt said:Snails react the same as slugs to salt. Yep.