A common question from new pond owners is whether they should worry about snails in their pond. The short answer is no, you do not need to worry about snails in your pond.
The common species here in South Jersey in the lesser pond snail, Galba truncatula. They are small invertebrates, usually measuring between 2-8mm long. They are silent little creatures that eat decaying leaves and the slime algae along the rocks in your pond. These snails are often introduced to a pond by hitching along on some aquatic plants; juvenile snails and eggs are very small and can easily avoid detection. In the plant pools at any outdoor nursery, you are likely to see many snails, they enjoy a safe life away from predators in those little pools.
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