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please can anyone tell me what type if snail this is? it is very small, smaller than a pea :-). <a href="http://s1336.photobucket.com/albums/o651/ema0140/?action=view&current=8382E16A-C9DF-4D36-AE5D-036783612186-41288-0000190731CB9FCA_zpsd05b11bf.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o651/ema0140/8382E16A-C9DF-4D36-AE5D-036783612186-41288-0000190731CB9FCA_zpsd05b11bf.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

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That is a regular little pond snail. uwu

i very much love them but they are PROLIFIC and can overrun a tank if you aren't careful!

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That is a regular little pond snail. uwu

i very much love them but they are PROLIFIC and can overrun a tank if you aren't careful!

my friend has loads in her tank, will my Goldie's eat them? are they a safe snack ( bare bottom tank, so no risk of getting overrun)

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Sorry, I can open the link on my phone, but I do often see goldfish put in tropical tanks at PetSmart to eat those snails that hitchhikes in fish shipments to the store. I personally would not add anything to my tank that is unknown, caught in wild, and don't know the source.

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They will eat them, oh yes. I tried putting ome in my goldfish tank once, bad idea if you want any at all! they will immediately eradicate them.

Just make sure you know where it cam from and maybe keep it quarantined for a little while. And that the goldfish are too big to even possibly choke, though their shells are actually quite soft. c:

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Yup I got those suckers in my goldfish tank, been fighting them for months now.... :o

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They will eat them, oh yes. I tried putting ome in my goldfish tank once, bad idea if you want any at all! they will immediately eradicate them.

Just make sure you know where it cam from and maybe keep it quarantined for a little while. And that the goldfish are too big to even possibly choke, though their shells are actually quite soft. c:

Not if they get into your filter :o

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Those are adorable little pond snails. If there is an abundance of organic matter for them to feed on, then you will have A LOT of them.

If your tank is quite clean with pretty much no algae growing, then they should not reproduce too much. Some goldfish will even eat them :)

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so a bad idea to put a few in as a snack then?

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I don't actually want any in the tank, I just thought I could take the burden from my friends tank if my fish will eat them as she has loads of them, we remove them each time we do a water change

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so a bad idea to put a few in as a snack then?

yup... Mine where really bad, but now i got them some what under control.... :o

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Looks like a pond snail! :)

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Looks like a pond snail! :)

yup I got some if you want some :teehee

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so a bad idea to put a few in as a snack then?

If you don't want to have them forever, then yes. Bad idea. The fish may or may not eat them, and it takes a large goldfish to eat an adult pond snail.

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Looks like a pond snail! :)

yup I got some if you want some :teehee

I think I would actually like to have a snail in my tank, but I don't really need the extra bioload.

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so a bad idea to put a few in as a snack then?

If you don't want to have them forever, then yes. Bad idea. The fish may or may not eat them, and it takes a large goldfish to eat an adult pond snail.

Yup Charlie and Sunkist dont think they are tasty at all.. :o

Looks like a pond snail! :)

yup I got some if you want some :teehee

I think I would actually like to have a snail in my tank, but I don't really need the extra bioload.

Oh... and here I was going to share... you know caring is sharing :rofl

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i have hundreds of the cone shaped snails in my tank and the ones shown above. hundreds! how do you control them?

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i have hundreds of the cone shaped snails in my tank and the ones shown above. hundreds! how do you control them?

So you were successful? :rofl

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I had tons of them in my planted tank but after dirting and cleaning the tank a bit haven't seen one :)

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Thankfully after changing tanks and substrate I haven't seen these in my tank at all. I'll stick with my trumpets.. They're at least proving to be useful. If you don't want them taking over, don't add them. They're quite the little pest and once they get into your filter... Oh boy.

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My pond fish will suck out snails like no tomorrow. They eat tons of them! But this is in a pond environment.

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