Help Id This Unknown Snail

River Gray

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I somehow got another hitchhiker and don't see anything that matches him on the pic ID thread so what is this little dude? The craziest part about him is that he can seem to put about 98% of his body outside of his shell and boy is he a fast one!!!

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That's a pond snail. Lose him or you're gonna have a LOT more in no time! They're asexual. Thus, you only need to have one to have many many many many more lol Unless you actually want more--I would! Heh
 
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He's been in there for a few weeks now without much change in size nor any other of them appearing... The pond snail that was my last mystery one was the kind that sorta looks like a ramshorn but no pink middle or running lines and he's grown enough to wear it seems like his shell goes sideways on him because it's just too heavy... This guy hasn't changed size or shape much and doesn't seem to have multiplied at all yet and I think he probably hitched in end of March I believe tho it coulda been first week of April... However even tho I've seen tons of MTSs that are smaller than some of the sand grains in the tank as well as found guppy frys suddenly as we thought she had another week at least but still haven't seen any sign of another of those snails. Not that I'm disagreeing it could be bladder or variety of random pond snail since that's like a whole category of snails I think lol but I'm just providing some other info just in case it helps someone else pin it down even more specifically
 
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Research is saying bladder snail is the winner! However he's destined to be a bachelor-ette as like his ramshorn that isn't a ramshorn pond snail he/she are both actually not asexual but are hermaphroditic. So they both are both sexes however they can't actually fertilize their own eggs themselves even if they got the parts to fertilize any other of their species eggs they come across no matter what you want to call the egg layers gender... So for now and unless another of a similar snail hitchhikes it's way into my tank it's just two random different species of hermaphroditic snails against an army of MTSs breeding non stop! Lol!!
 

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I like having mine around, just in my smaller tanks. They don’t bother anything, and I don’t hate the thought of them breeding.
 
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