I'm currently dealing with an outbreak right now! Thread starter trmiv; Start date Nov 16, 2019; Tagged users None Nov 16, 2019 #1 trmiv Well-Known Member View Badges. R2R Supporter. Snail Identification. Hello all! This is a problem. I have about 30 in my tank so far! Each and every snail is a living organism and, as Kings and Beggars do, it will rot. Physical Description, Size, & Lifespan. Joined Mar 13, 2011 Messages 544 Reaction score 436 ... Aquarium Blogs Votes: 56 12.3% Other (please explain) Votes: 27 5.9% Aquarium … Tell her she's got to get those out before they take over her tank! Imagine 10,000 dead guppies in your tank. Just like fish, you have to consider how the snail looks, how active and efficient it is, and the most important factor of how quickly it reproduces. that was a hard job but I found them all so. Yhey will get to 1.5 mm. The apple snail can breed prolifically if overfed so they are only recommended for large tanks and tanks that are not planted. Best Aquarium Snails for a Successful Aquarium. Apple snails are available in a variety of colors and they can grow as large as 6 inches, though that is fairly uncommon in the home aquarium. The most common way for snails to enter your aquarium is by hitching a ride on live plants. I did not know they can tolerate brackish water. https://www.fishandrocks.com/invertebrates/identifying-aquarium-snails Common aquarium fish can't eat them ( unless you crush them on the glass). Imagine them not as snails, but guppies. These snails live in gardens, woods and rocky places; often under ivy on walls. That doesn’t mean that all of them are good candidates. and the pet store guy tells me to buy an assassin snail but I don't want to kill them. It can live in moist to dry habitats. Even if you haven’t bought or added new plants in a while, chances are, the snails have been there all the time, hiding in the gravel or behind décor, and let’s face it, you didn’t set up an entire aquarium for snails … Pernickety snail enthusiasts can identify adult specimens by the shell’s white lip and the snail’s single ‘tooth’ – a tooth-like structure at the opening of the shell. Different nerite snails will grow to different sizes, but on average, they’re about 0.5 – 1 inch. Yesterday I found my very first stow-away snail in my aquarium! Looks like a Malayan Live Bearing snail , fairly common in the US aquarium trade. There is a major downside to using a chemical in the aquarium to kill all your snails, though. These snails come in a variety of colors including blue, gold and zebra. This is aided by the fact that there are so many different color variations, and this snail overall is hardier.. 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