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Tiny white snails?

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Tiny white snails?

Postby barryareef » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:08 pm

Hi Guys, I noticed some small snail/mollusc type white things appeared on a piece of bogwood that came with a plant.

Now they are in their hundreds and are spreading to other parts of the tank. What are they and are they harmless?

They seem to be like small white domes rather than snail shaped.
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Thanks
Jay
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Re: Tiny white snails?

Postby malakye » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:09 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I am not sure what they are, if they are snails they need to be picked out especially if you have real plants. I would also remove the bogwood and boil it to kill any eggs that may be on it. I boil every piece of bogwood to kill any nasties before adding it to my tanks.
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Re: Tiny white snails?

Postby barryareef » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:46 pm

The bogwood came with a plant growing on it so can't boil it. Been in the tank for about a year so should be OK by now.

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Re: Tiny white snails?

Postby malakye » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:40 pm

ah I thought it was just a bit of bogwood, you never said about the plant or that it had been in a year. Pick as many out as you can. What size of tank do you have? Dwarf chain loaches are great at getting rid of pest snails and stay small but it will depend on your stocking levels too
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Re: Tiny white snails?

Postby stacy » Mon May 26, 2014 4:09 pm

Hi I think I know what they are its sounds the same as what I had in my tank after I introduced live plants it sounds like physidae snails to me they over very tiny I tried to remove them but couldn't keep up with them so I just removed the plant now no more snails :thu:
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