*NEED IDENTIFICATION* Crazy looking snail found in my tank.

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biller

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Looks like a horned nitrate snail

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It looks nothing like a horned nerite snail imo. This snails body is more like a trumpet snail (elongated) versus a nerite which is very circular, not to mention the horns on a nerite come out of the shell. Totally different from this snail.

A google image search shows that Malaysian trumpets seem to have that similar spikey growth going on. not positive on the ID though.
 

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Pond snails have that round shell shape though, this guy's shell is a cone.
 

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There's different species in Physa, it could be related. It doesn't have the same patterning MTS have from what I can see in that pic. I would say definitely a Physa sp. snail. They have this shaped shell.
 

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It's kind of like a bladder snail in shape but I don't know what's going on with the spiney bits...

Definitely not a horned nerite though.

 

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I don't rly know how to post pics on forums. I'm a noob

The "spines" are the part that's confusing me. They move all around and retract back into the shell when scared. It has a extremely long slender foot. It sometimes wraps it's foot around its shell and poofs out the tentacle like spines.

The shell is a semi cone that flatens out to be more of round shell type. It's color has varied from red to brown.

It's face is very sharp and pointed. It's mouth is small but has a sharp rasping parts.

It is also extremely fast. On glass and gravel. I would say faster that my saltwater double foot turbo snails.

It is growing quickly
just don't understand the weird spikes.
 

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Ok got it my browser is giving me trouble.
Hope you can see them.
 
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It is very active , so I can get more pictures.
Just let me know.
 

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I agree. That's one weird snail. Treasure it forever and hopefully someone can come up with an exact ID
 

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Welcome to Fishlore, Alex!! I hope you will enjoy your time here on the forum.

I agree that it looks like a bladder snail, but wow!!! He's lovely!!!! I love the pattern on your snail.

The "spines" you mention, if you are talking about the things pointing out in front of his head, are more tentacles. He has control of them and they are not sharp.
 

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Yup! Bladder snail it is.

I didn't wanna say tentacles, but that's what they are and they are getting bigger.

Also it has started to lay groups of eggs all over the inside of the krusty krab! ( it's my girlfriend's tank) lol

Hopefully the other fish and shrimp won't eat them.
 

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And I think you may be confused. I'm not taking about the its tentacle above its eyes.
That's not patterns in it's shell, it's feather like apendages laying on the shell. They also come out of the back of the shell near the tail. It can move them freely and brushes off shrimp with them.
I'm trying to get a good picture so you all can see it flare them out and point it's tail straight up.
 

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The only thing I can think of is a trapdoor snail. I've only seen pictures and know nothing about them, but the shell is pointy like a trumpet snail, but bulkier like a bladder snail. Try looking them up.


 

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It's for sure a badder snail species. Invasive, went back to the store and all their tanks are infected with tiny snails.

Thinking it's semi-aquatic because they have skipped from nonconnected tanks.
 

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Huh, that's interesting. I've never liked bladder snails, but this one actually seems cool.


 
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