Snail Freak

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    Sparky

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    So, I have grown really fond of snails. Like, maybe not quite straitjacket fond. Ever since my first mystery snail last year I just can’t stop watching them. They are just nuts! Like crazy armored all terrain sneaky kids. So no joke. I needed some room for some new males I have been working on (they are pretty wicked looking guppies) so I nabbed an old 20 and set it up. Glass bottom with cut gneiss and potted parrot plant. Bare bones. Reach in to my snail pail and toss a good sized (1 3/4” shell) in to start the tank up. Tonight two days later i’m doing WC detail. I look across the room at the 20 and here’s this dude neutrally buoyant mid tank doing 360s around the tank! I thought he was stuck in the Eddie between pumps. Nope, he does this crazy skid landing on the bottom and proceeds to slide right back up the pump for another ride! I have my camera by the tank now if he keeps up this Tom foolery.
     
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    That's funny!
     
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    I had a few large snails as pets when I was a child. :)
     
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    I like snails, but naked snails yuck, aka slugs. Does anyone like slugs?, funny what clothes does for them.
    btw, this thread is useless without pictures.... just sayin'

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    have a 40 gallon tank with 4 adult 4 teen and about 20 juvenile trapdoors with 20 neon tetras love watching the snails from time to time.
     

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    My question is: if the invisible size snail that got in my pond last year, nearly destroyed my plants, what kind of damage can those huge ones do?
     
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    I have seven trap door snails and an unknown number of hitch hikes that showed with some plants I bot. Not really sure what type of snail the hitch hikers are, but neither they or the trap doors have hurt my plants. I throw the hitch hikers in the compost pile when I find them, just for population control.
     
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    I had trapdoor ones but no one told me koi would just suck them out of the shell
     
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