Low reproduction rate (if you plant to breed them), They aerate the substrate (prevent gas pockets, provide oxygen to plant roots), Lays large eggs masses above the surface of the water, Can borrow and aerate the substrate (prevent gas pockets, provide oxygen to plant roots), Low reproduction rate (if you plant to breed), They will aerate the substrate (prevent gas pockets, provide oxygen to plant roots), Potentially aggressive (can consume eggs, newly hatched and small snails), Do not reproduce in freshwater (if you plant to breed them), The shape of their shells resembles a spiralling tower with protruding spikes from all sides. These snails eat and poop a lot. They are found throughout much of Southeast Asia and are native to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Even the smallest snail will be adult breeding size within two months. Check the label for any warnings about invertebrates. They are also available in different species with different shell shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. Once you have a tank established with them you can make some money! For example, in my guide about this species, I referred to the experiment where Pond snails tolerated (short-lasting) pH changes a wider range – up to pH 3.5! However, personally, I do not think that they are as bad as anyone claims. Most often you'll want to feed your snails two to three times a week, being sure to remove any uneaten food after 24 hours.​, Water flow should be minimal to average in your tank, and you should typically not need anything like a powerhead to achieve this. Snails don't need to be fed every day, since a good part of their diet is algae. They could be pond snails, but they’re too small, or maybe they’re small because of age? Malaysian trumpet snails are so hardy that can live in any freshwater tank. They are uncommon and very exotic beautiful creatures. They also serve some beneficial purposes. This is because of their high reproduction rate. Many species will lay their eggs above the water level. To prevent this, you can add a cover to your filter intake to prevent them from getting stuck! The most common species is Pomacea diffusa. They are longer in body shape which allows them to burrow easily. Giant Colombian Ramshorn snails (sometimes referred to as Apple snails, Paradise snail,  Golden horn marissa, etc.). Assassin snails (Clea Helena) are distinctive in appearance and thus easy to recognize. Well, maybe it does not sound nice, it is extremely beneficial for the fish fry and baby shrimp. They can resemble their smaller cousins (Ramshorn snails) in color but differ in shape, size and some other features. Ideal food includes sinking algae wafers and vegetable flake food that falls to the bottom. If you see snail eggs, you can either ignore them or remove them if you want to keep your population down. You are right, do not keep them the turtles. Other than that I have more had any problems with them. So they are not safe for a planted aquarium. Most snails prefer a neutral (7.0) to more alkaline (>7.0) environment. It will track down, kill, and eat, any aquarium snail it can. Snails in this family are viviparous meaning they give live birth! Most species of aquatic snail have a comb-like gill. Let us begin with how these snails get into the aquarium unnoticed. This species is very aggressive and it is easy to confuse them with Ghost shrimp. Even in planted tanks, snails are a beneficial addition to your aquarium. Read more about this species in my article “Rabbit Snail – Detailed Guide: Care, Diet and Breeding”. Read my article – How to Remove Snails from a Shrimp Tank. That's right, this is a predatory snail! (Mystery Snails, Inca Snails), 2. For this reason, many aquarium enthusiasts prefer saltwater snails for their home tanks. Pond Snails. Luckily, Bladder snails do not eat live plants, but will quickly take care of the decaying ones. My molly especially is good at hunting down every bit. Also, the fully-grown snails will get bigger than you fire-belly frogs. Other than that, you can find more details in my articles. Snails have also been known to get into filters and die, sometimes jamming the impeller as they do. So, if you have an aquarium with a stable population of algae, you will not need to feed your Nerite snails. Place snail traps in the tank. The eggs of the snails are small and sometimes not noticed, they account for 100 percent of how the snails get … These snails also get slightly larger. They are very friendly and will not bother any other aquarium inhabitant. It is vital for them. They will find the food they need. Read more about this species in my article “Pond Snails – Detailed Guide: Care, Diet, and Breeding”. I live in the UK so aquarium plants aren’t exactly cheap. In some cases, their shells can be divided into two parts with one side dark and one light. These are beautiful exotic looking snails that are an excellent choice for many tanks.​. Rabbit snails are completely peaceful and therefore safe to keep with any fish or shrimp. I would recommend testing your gH (general hardness) and keeping them in the ranges suggested above. Because of its vibrant colors, the mystery freshwater snail is the most sought after, and commonly stocked freshwater snail available at your local fish store. If you are lucky, well-fed and healthy Brotia Pagodula snails might produce offspring. The typical types of pest snails are: Tadpole or Pond Snails. Because of this, there is little chance of them taking over your tank.​.