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Old 02-16-2020, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have a new planted tank, with CO2 going very well. No fish yet. Did a water change and come to find these white looking small snails climbing the sides of my tank and floating at the top of the water I will attach a picture. Is this bad!!!! And how do i get rid of this problem. Tank been set up for 3 weeks and thia is the first I'm seeing thia please help! Click image for larger version

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Looks like a pond snail, genus = Physa. They eat dead/dying plant leaves but in most cases dont eat healthy growing leaves. They do eat algae, fish food, dead fish, etc. Full grown about 1/2 inch long.
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Oh okay, I took some out and they got like flat and brown, I'm nervous they are like Ostracod I hear those are bad 😞 I hope its pond snails
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Oh okay, I took some out and they got like flat and brown, I'm nervous they are like Ostracod I hear those are bad 😞 I hope its pond snails
What do you mean by "flat"? Does it have a rigid shell or doesn't it?
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Sorry for being a newbie on this. It def looks like it has a shell, even when I crushed them, you heard the shell breaking . Again apologies I'm not too informed on it, my first planted tank
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