I've never seen this snail in my tank before...

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Thomas Lin, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Thomas Lin

    Thomas LinValued MemberMember

    Can anyone ID it for me?
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  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like a Pond/Bladder snail. They are know to be pests


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  3. OP
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    Thomas Lin

    Thomas LinValued MemberMember

    The reason why I didn't think it was a pond snail was because its shell shape is different, also thicker, and different patterned. I've seen pond snails, and none look like this one. This one looks more like a ramshorn with a protruding side. Maybe a different species if pond snail?


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  4. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I was thinking ramshorn snail too, looks a little "big" to be a pond snail.


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  5. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Either way your going to have some pests.
     
  6. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Doesn't look like a ramshorn either though...it actually looks kinda like a baby mystery snail. ..ramshorns spirals are more recessed than that.

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  7. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I agree. Looks like a baby mystery snail. Alison
     
  8. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    When it grows a bit more, could you take another pic? I have no clue what it is at this point.
     
  9. alink

    alinkWell Known MemberMember

    I think it almost has to be a mystery snail or another snail that I'm not familiar with. Pond, nerite, ramshorn all have different shapes, patterning, coloring... as far as I know.
     
  10. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    It really does look like a baby mystery. Another picture when it grows would be a good idea.

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    Thomas Lin

    Thomas LinValued MemberMember

    I'll update once it gets bigger, may be a while though.


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  12. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Feed it some fresh veggies, snails actually grow pretty quickly if they're fed enough.

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  13. Bluestreakfl

    BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Looks very much like a bladder snail to me. They multiply extremely fast. I could be wrong though, and judging from the antennae it may be a mystery snail after all. Just keep a close eye, you don't want bladder snails, trust me. I spend 45 minutes every 2 weeks removing this many from my tank.

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  14. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    What do you do with that many snails? lol
     
  15. Bluestreakfl

    BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Dispose of them after a quick dip in some extremely hot extremely salty water, they basically go poof instantly. Part of me thinks I should setup a dwarf puffer tank at some point so they dont go to waste.
     
  16. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I was thinking that you should... your puffer would have a feast/buffet every night haha.
     




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