Pyramid snails


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I just noticed tonight that I have pyramid snails in my tank. What else but manual removal, can I do? I read that a sixline can help but I want to try a clam later this summer if I can keep my temps inline. I would hate to get a beautiful clam and lose it to these little bugs.

I have been cleaning all snails I can see with them. Anything else I can do to help?



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are you sure they are pyramid snails and not just some rissoids?

to tell, look at the end of the snail shell. The very "tip". If the shell pattern seems to change abruptly direction, then its a pyramid. If it just continues on with no change in the spiral, its most likely just a harmless rissoid.