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Pond snails hitched ride with fish from Petco????

Discussion in 'FreshWater General Discussion' started by Solitare142, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Solitare142

    Solitare142 New Fish

    Feb 10, 2017
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    Today I brought home a few mollies for my tank. I was turning the blue light on and checking up on them (they're doing great! :D) and realized there's suddenly two tiny snails on my the glass! Their shells don't look anything like my mystery snails.... Could these be pond snails that hitched a ride with the mollies I bought from Petco today? Has this happened to anyone else?

    I've removed the two snails of varying tiny size to a completely empty 3 gal traditional fish bowl I had laying around with an algae tablet. I'm thinking of putting them in my outdoor 16 gallon trough pond once they get older... Do they even eat algae? I don't want to get an assassin snail.

  2. SantaMonica

    SantaMonica Large Fish

    Sep 15, 2008
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    Never heard of snail hitching on fish. The fish probably just stirred them up.
  3. Ray drew

    Ray drew New Fish

    Nov 8, 2017
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    1. Have you got live plants ? If so that how they get there. The eggs are on the plants. I had a huge problem with them. They bred like mad. I got rid of all of mine ( had hundreds ) by replacing plants with plastic ones. Replacing water with a vacuum and I bought 2 Cory doras catfish. When the remaining snails climbed up the glass I would use a scrapper to knock them back down in the gravel so the Cory doras could eat them. It all took about 2 weeks. No chemicals required. My tank has been snail free for around 8 months now.
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