Snail ID

emmykenzie

Picked up this massive beauty yesterday but I have some hesitation putting him in my large and heavily planted tank. I’d like an ID before I do that so for now he’s in a diatom algae infested tank chowing away. I was thinking Apple snail but I’m not positive. A positive ID and any information on said snail would be greatly appreciated!
best,
Emily
 

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Kribensis27

Probably a mystery snail. If you're in the US, you're unlikely to get an apple snail. Looks like a black or chestnut. They're not big plant eaters, and are super hardy. Give it a piece of cuttlebone if you have soft water.

Some mystery snails have a taste for new sword leaves, but they never do any heavy damage. They tend to prefer other foods like zucchini and shrimp pellets.
 
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emmykenzie

Probably a mystery snail. If you're in the US, you're unlikely to get an apple snail. Looks like a black or chestnut. They're not big plant eaters, and are super hardy. Give it a piece of cuttlebone if you have soft water.

Some mystery snails have a taste for new sword leaves, but they never do any heavy damage. They tend to prefer other foods like zucchini and shrimp pellets.
Thank you! I’ll try feeling him zucchini after work today! He’s got plenty of algae to eat though lol! Im only worried about him with my clown loaches but i might keep him around until the loaches go in the tank.
 
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