Questions tagged [snails]

Snails are molluscs living on land or in the water. Questions are about snails kept as pets. Land snails are usually kept in terrariums whereas water snails are kept in ponds or aquariums.

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How to maintain a snail tank without a filter?

I have received a rabbit snail, two golden Incas, and a nerite. I only have a 10 gallon tank and my parents will not allow me to get a filter for it. I am a first time keeper and very worried about ...
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Do pet garden snails need mud?

I have got two garden snails in a glass jar which is covered by a thin cloth for ventilation. For food currently I have given them white rice and powdered egg shells. I have also sprayed the bottom of ...
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Why don't cats eat snails?

We have plenty of snails in the garden, but the cat does not show the slightest interest in eating them - I wish he did! Even when he is hungry and I crush a big, fat snail and offer it to him, the ...
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Snails strange behaviour

My aquarium snail was not well, I thought so. In the morning he stopped moving , so I thought that he was dead so I took it out and kept it in another glass jar with water . Then he started moving and ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

I have a fairly docile betta that I just moved to a heated 10 gallon tank. I bought a live plant that turned out to be infested with snail eggs. I'd prefer not to harm the snails, but they are rapidly ...
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My betta keeps attacking my snail!

I recently added a small snail to my tank and two moss balls. The snail is smaller than an an inch. However, when I got home I noticed my betta had started making a bubble nest, I'm not sure if that ...
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How do I know if my snails are bleeding? How can I move them place to place without hurting them?

I try not to pull my snails so I wait for them to come onto my hand, but they take so much time, that is what is my difficulty. I want to also be alert to when they bleed, but I don't know where to ...
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What's wrong with my snails' tentacles?

I've had an exclusive snail tank set up for several months, housing bladder snails, pond snails, MTS, and ramshorn snails. It has been going well up until this point. Recently, I've noticed that ...
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ADF and Mystery Snail Emergency Tank Transfer

Late last night, I noticed ich on my neons. I bought medicine, but before I added it I noticed that it was not suitable for frogs and snails. I had some de-chlorinated water handy, so I dumped the ...
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What is my male apple mystery snail doing?

After a day, when I turn on the fish light, I see him rush to the glass. He goes up... and does what is in the picture! He keeps getting farther and farther off of the glass! If he falls he goes back ...
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What is the life expectancy of Tarebia granifera?

A few days ago I found a few snails in my aquarium. As it looks like it seems they are of the Tarebia granifera species. When I looked them up I found quite a few things about them BUT one thing I ...
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Betta fish and 2 small snails

My friend’s fish tank has a betta fish and yesterday when I last saw him, he said that there are two snails in his fish tank.* I am worried about the fish in there. Do you know how to handle the ...
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Can assissin snail carry rat lungworm?

I have two assissin snails in my fish tank. I always wondered if these snails have lungworms in them. If they do, what should do to prevent contracting the lungworm.
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Snails eggs accident

I have some garden snails in a big dark container and I place some water for them in a little jar. Recently, one of them was laying eggs inside the water jar, so I took it off there (while it was ...
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Are these fish eggs..and if so what should I do with them?

Are these eggs and if so what should I do with them?
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Can snails and betta fish cohabitate?

So my mom just brought home three snails home. One for me, and two for my brothers. I set the bag in the water for 20 minutes, and then put the snail into the tank. My female betta fish has been in ...
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Is there a way to repair apple snail shell damage?

My snails have damage on their shells. I think they had a calcium deficiency, and ate each other's shells to make up for it. I've changed their diet, and things seem to be getting better. Now I'm ...
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Uncontrollable ammonia in an apple snail aquarium

I have three apple snails in a 10-gallon (37.8 liters) aquarium and the ammonia stays off the charts. I only keep seven to eight gallons (26 to 30 liters) of water in the aquarium so that the top ...
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How can I reduce feeding my fish to keep my snail population under control?

I posted the other week about some snails I had noticed in my relatively new tank; where I was warned that it would be wise to get the snail population under control while I can. Sure enough, the ...
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Mystery Snail laid eggs in a terrible location-, hatchling health help

I recently put two of my mystery snails together (originally separated between 2 tanks). They spent almost an entire day together "piggy backing" each other. Woke up and feed my fish this morning and ...
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Are underwater snails strictly bound to 'under' the water?

I recently bought a little aquarium, which I stocked with live plants to create a sort-of-natural environment. I haven't stocked the tank with any fish at the moment, but I have noticed some tiny ...
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How to warm up a snail terrarium?

I'm taking care of my roommate's 11 giant African snails for a week and it turned out that they have been depraved of necessary heat and space to move for months. They are now, and have been for ...
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Are the snails suffering?

My roommate left me with 11 Giant African snails for a week and my job is to feed them lettuce every day, which I'm doing. I'm worried for them because their glass aquarium to me seems too small (30 / ...
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Is a clean up crew necessary if there is no evident algae?

I've recently just established that my saltwater aquarium has cycled through ammonia and nitrites, and nitrates are ~10-20 ppm. I have been and am still ghost feeding the tank, since I purchased dry ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I had a small snail (about 1" / 2.5 cm shell) in the same tank as my betta fish. They seemed to both be doing fine living together for the 7 months I've had them. But this week, I checked up on the ...
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Can small snails bite medium size gold fish?

I have a 10 gallon aquarium and have one medium size goldfish in the tank. About a month ago, I decided to purchase couple of live plants. Once I got it, I simply planted it into the tank without ...
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What is this white layer growing in the snail shell's entrance?

My snails have been making a layer of... something(?) around the entrance to their shells. I don't know what it is. They remain in their shells until I remove the layer, which is really bothering me....
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How does a snail clean a fish tank?

I don't keep fish, but I've wondered about this. From what I understand, snails are introduced to a fish tank to keep it clean. Fish produce waste and the snails eat this along with algae. Don't ...
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Best environment and Matches, beside Beta, Snail, and small Plecos

I own a very small tank, which I'll replace soon, with I think a 40G tank. I had a betta, and yesterday i bought several fish, of which only the placus, 5 tiny fish, and two snails survived the war, ...
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What is the red platet floating around my tank

Today my wife this red circular think in the tank floating near a snail. Any idea what it is is it some type life or maybe just the snail shedding or whatever they do?
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Do Achatinas appreciate communication with human?

Do Achatinas appreciate communication with human, or is it just a stress to them? When you take them in your arms, they seem to move more actively then in the terrarium, but do they appreciate that, ...
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Is my tank overstocked?

I have 8 neon tetra, a beta and 8 mystery snails. My tank is a 15 gallon moderately planted (6 java long fern, 4inch square of christmas moss, a bit of java moss, 6 small short hairglass, 2 small ...
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When do I need to get a new shell for my snail?

I understand that snail shells do not grow with the snail. I haven't tried anything yet because I don't want to hurt my snail, but how do I know when it needs a new shell?
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How long does it take for a snail to mature into an adult?

I recently bought some turbo snails. Shortly after, I was gifted with a ton of little snails that come out after dark. Unfortunately, they seem to just be food for everyone else. Maybe I should try ...
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What are the ideal starting fish populations for this 20-gallon long aquarium?

My son is going to get an aquarium. We picked out a 20-gallon, long aquarium (along with some plants and decorations). I have yet to pick substrate, pump/filter, etc. I'll be setting it up and ...
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Which snails can I use to just eat algae?

I'm trying to optimize my ponds through natural means. Per "Would my fish benefit from snails in their pot pond?", I understand that my fish would benefit from snails, but I don't know which species ...
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Would my fish benefit from snails in their pot pond?

"How do I know if there is too much algae in an outdoor fish pond or pot?" tracks the potential issues with too much algae in my fishes environment. I keep goldfish outdoors in large, ceramic pots, ...
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Do freshwater snails in aquariums pose any harm to the fish in my aquarium?

Sometimes I have snails in my aquarium, and I have hard times getting rid of them. I was wondering, do they pose any harm to the fish in my aquarium? I mainly remove them because they are ugly and ...
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What are some effective non-chemical methods for controlling the snail population in an aquarium?

I always had problems with snails in my aquarium. They reproduce faster than I can remove them. Last time I had such problem it was solved by restarting my aquarium: took all the water of it, throw ...
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How do I determine the gender of a snail?

I have many snails, but I don't know how to differentiate between the males and females. Someone once told me there is no male or female; that all of them lay eggs. Is this true, and if not, how do I ...
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How can I safely pick up a garden snail?

I have a pet garden snail who is fully grown, but still not very big. Sometimes I need to move my snail around for one reason or another, like for cage cleaning. But I'm afraid to pick snails up, ...