How can I keep snails under control in my freshwater aquarium?

The ramshorn snail is a common pest in the freshwater aquarium. Pictured is Planorbella trivolvis.
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When it comes to freshwater aquarium snails, there are many points of view to consider. There has been an ongoing debate as to whether or not aquarium snails should be seen as beneficial pets or destructive and troublesome pests.
Pond snails or bladder snails (Physidae) are also common aquatic snails occuring in ponds and freshwater aquariums.
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are a relative new comer to the freshwater aquarium trade, and they are rapidly gaining in popularity. Not only are they are an attractive snail in their own right, but few things are as effective at controlling a snail population as these snails. Mar 9, 2014 - When it comes to snails in the freshwater aquarium, not all of them are bad
Photo provided by FlickrFreshwater aquarium snails thrive in water between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius
Photo provided by FlickrMany species of freshwater snail live in the wild and can find their way into home aquariums
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Hi, I have been looking for freshwater Neritidae snails. Can you pleasetell me if you handle them or where to get them? Also, in theinformation that I have been able to find about them, some say thatthey will not multiply and others that they will. Which is right?

Consequently these snails aren't easy to breed in captivity. Thereare a very few exceptions, like the European species Theodoxusfluviatilis, that can complete their life cycle in freshwater. But theones you see in pet shops, such as the African zebra Nerite Neritinanatalensis and the Indo-Pacific zebra Nerite Vittina coromandelianawill not breed under aquarium conditions. Cheers,Neale.> There are quite a few different kinds of freshwater aquarium snails that you can find for purchase. That being said, there are also quite a few different aquarium snails that might just find their way into your fish tank by accident. Some of the most common types of aquarium snails that can be found are ones such as;