Snail came out of nowhere

Gracelovesbettas

So I woke up this morning to seeing a snail I’ve never seen before just above the water in my fish tank. The tank has one betta fish and two nerite snails. I do have live plants but I have had them for a few months already so I don’t think the snail came with the plants. Two of the plants were from pet smart and one was from aquariumcoop. Also I searched up pest snails and none of them look like the snail in my tank. The snail isn’t in the water either so I am very confused. I did think maybe somehow my nerites had babies but that snail doesn’t look like a nerite or any freshwater snail I’ve ever seen. It looks like a land snail to me and I really don’t know what to do or where In the world it came from haha
 

AggressiveAquatics

Can you show a pic? For me that’s how pest snails work they go a month or two not noticed then they all randomly pop out.
 
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Gracelovesbettas

Can you show a pic? For me that’s how pest snails work they go a month or two not noticed then they all randomly pop out.
 

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AggressiveAquatics

That’s weird I’ve never seen that type before. It looks kinda gross and veiny lol.
 
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RossDonegan

I'm not sure that this a aquarium snail?
Do you have a lid on your aquarium?
 
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Lucas35

That looks like a amber snail. They are land snails that live near water.
 
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Fisch

To me it looks like a light colored Bladder snail. Some of mine look similar to this one, have a different shell coloring. If you see one, eggs may have survived on the plants, and they are masters in disguise. If you like snails, you can leave it in the tank. But they propagate rapidly and don't need male/female to do so. If you don't want snails, you may need to remove it NOW.
In most tanks they are an uninvited cleaning crew, I believe nearly every fishkeeper has them, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of them.
 
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Gracelovesbettas

I'm not sure that this a aquarium snail?
Do you have a lid on your aquarium?
Yes I do but It was easy for the snail to get out so I put it in a container with damp towel
That looks like a amber snail. They are land snails that live near water.
Do you have any idea where it could have come from? Also is it ok if I put it in a container with damp towels ?
To me it looks like a light colored Bladder snail. Some of mine look similar to this one, have a different shell coloring. If you see one, eggs may have survived on the plants, and they are masters in disguise. If you like snails, you can leave it in the tank. But they propagate rapidly and don't need male/female to do so. If you don't want snails, you may need to remove it NOW.
In most tanks they are an uninvited cleaning crew, I believe nearly every fishkeeper has them, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of them.
Oh ok thank you
 
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RossDonegan

Yes I do but It was easy for the snail to get out so I put it in a container with damp towel

Do you have any idea where it could have come from? Also is it ok if I put it in a container with damp towels ?

Oh ok thank you
Hmm, it's a wierd one. I would rather be safe than sorry and just release it somewhere marshy or at a lake nearby
 
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Gracelovesbettas

To me it looks like a light colored Bladder snail. Some of mine look similar to this one, have a different shell coloring. If you see one, eggs may have survived on the plants, and they are masters in disguise. If you like snails, you can leave it in the tank. But they propagate rapidly and don't need male/female to do so. If you don't want snails, you may need to remove it NOW.
In most tanks they are an uninvited cleaning crew, I believe nearly every fishkeeper has them, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of them.
Oh ok thank you
To me it looks like a light colored Bladder snail. Some of mine look similar to this one, have a different shell coloring. If you see one, eggs may have survived on the plants, and they are masters in disguise. If you like snails, you can leave it in the tank. But they propagate rapidly and don't need male/female to do so. If you don't want snails, you may need to remove it NOW.
In most tanks they are an uninvited cleaning crew, I believe nearly every fishkeeper has them, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of them.
I took it out for a better look
 

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Lucas35

To me it looks like a light colored Bladder snail. Some of mine look similar to this one, have a different shell coloring. If you see one, eggs may have survived on the plants, and they are masters in disguise. If you like snails, you can leave it in the tank. But they propagate rapidly and don't need male/female to do so. If you don't want snails, you may need to remove it NOW.
In most tanks they are an uninvited cleaning crew, I believe nearly every fishkeeper has them, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of them.

No it's not a bladder snail. See they eyes on the tips of the Antennae? That means it's a land snail. It's shell also coils to the right, not the left.

Yes I do but It was easy for the snail to get out so I put it in a container with damp towel

Do you have any idea where it could have come from? Also is it ok if I put it in a container with damp towels ?

Oh ok thank you

I have no idea how it got there. For now you could but have a look into land snail care. If it's native to your area you could release it. They eat most fruits and vegetables. They eat apple and LOVE cucumber. They like to have a dish of water to "bath" in and drink from. The cap of a bottle works good for this. This forum General Discussion | PetSnails Forum is a great place to go for advice on land snails.
 
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Gracelovesbettas

No it's not a bladder snail. See they eyes on the tips of the Antennae? That means it's a land snail. It's shell also coils to the right, not the left.



I have no idea how it got there. For now you could but have a look into land snail care. If it's native to your area you could release it. They eat most fruits and vegetables. They eat apple and LOVE cucumber. They like to have a dish of water to "bath" in and drink from. The cap of a bottle works good for this. This forum General Discussion | PetSnails Forum is a great place to go for advice on land snails.
Looks like I got myself a pet snail haha
 
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RossDonegan

Looks like I got myself a pet snail haha
Yeah well done for finding out. Hopefully at least there will be no hard done to your tank. But if you are almost due a water change if it's not too soon, i maybe would just to be careful
 
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mattgirl

I feel sure this one came in on one of your plants. An egg would have been easy to miss. They are microscopic when they first hatch and are masters at hiding. This is probably a bladder or pond snail. A few in a tank are good and do have their place in our tanks. Hundreds not so good. You have to decide whether you want them in your tank or not. If not just remove them as you see them.
Hmm, it's a wierd one. I would rather be safe than sorry and just release it somewhere marshy or at a lake nearby
Please don't do this. If you don't want to keep it please kill it before disposing of it. Invasive species of fish or snails can cause all kinds of problems. One snail can eventually turn into thousands.
 
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Fisch

No it's not a bladder snail. See they eyes on the tips of the Antennae? That means it's a land snail. It's shell also coils to the right, not the left.

I stand corrected, didn't notice the eyes on the antenna. Lucky you!!
 
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kansas

If you don't know what it is, please don't release it, that spreads invasive species.
 
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Gracelovesbettas

If you don't know what it is, please don't release it, that spreads invasive species.
No worries I’m not releasing it
 
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