View Full Version : Red Dotted Snail

26th Mar 2008, 02:19 PM
i got some snails today that i havent heard of before call red dotted snails and i was wondering if they eat plants. hopefully they dont because i put them in my planted tank..

26th Mar 2008, 06:08 PM
U got photo? Its easy to identified if you got photo.

27th Mar 2008, 01:04 PM
ya i got a photo...


27th Mar 2008, 10:29 PM
Oh...this one. Its ok, plant save. I have it before, it will not eat your plant, neither do their breed.

27th Mar 2008, 11:50 PM
It's a Nerite snail. As Flashout says, it won't eat plants. It will lay eggs in fresh water (a lot – mainly on bog wood, given the chance) but they won't hatch. In brackish water they will hatch, but go through several planktonic stages before becoming baby snails. The chances of raising them are remote to just about non-existant. They prefer hard water to acidic. Lots of different shell patterns, and lovely snails. Good luck with them...

28th Mar 2008, 02:28 AM
We also have snails in our species list. :D
http://www.shrimpnow.com/modules.php?Vittina%20semiconica%20(Orange%20Track ,%20Polka%20Dot)&name=Content&file=viewarticle&id=82