Question Tiny spiral snail ID please.

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Hello Fishlore,

These snails have been in my tank for about six months and are nocturnal and bury during the day. I don't mind them but I finally got some decent pics of them to ask abt ID. They are TINY. About 0.1 inches (maybe smaller).
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Repolie said:
Malaysian trumpet snail.
Aren't mts much much larger than this? This is so small. Babies and eggs are microscopic.

I just looked up size of mts and they are an inch. This snail is very very far from an inch. About 0.1 inches and that is the biggest specimen I have found

Each dirt ball that you see in the picture is one grain of fluval stratum for comparison
 

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Mts start out small and get bigger. Takes a long time to get to an inch. Mine are at best a 1/4”. But mts have thicker shells. Very hard to break.. your snails may be baby rabbit snails.
 
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86 ssinit said:
Mts start out small and get bigger. Takes a long time to get to an inch. Mine are at best a 1/4”. But mts have thicker shells. Very hard to break.. your snails may be baby rabbit snails.
This would be possible except for the fact that I have had them for six months now. Could it take really that long?
 

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Search these out they don't grow big and there's a lot of snails in this category

Red-rimmed melania
 

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I don't know what they are, but they are cute!
It's odd that they've remained so small, I've spotted a couple of similar hitchhiker's in one of my tanks from a recent plant haul, but they are brown and don't look quite like yours. Interested to see if anyone can positively ID them :)
 
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richie.p said:
Search these out they don't grow big and there's a lot of snails in this category

Red-rimmed melania
Will do!
Falena said:
I don't know what they are, but they are cute!
It's odd that they've remained so small, I've spotted a couple of similar hitchhiker's in one of my tanks from a recent plant haul, but they are brown and don't look quite like yours. Interested to see if anyone can positively ID them :)
They could still be the same. The few that arrived on your plants or whatever may have just had a lot of brown for some reason.
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I have these that don't seem to grow more than .2mm this one is under .1
Yes those look like the same snail but those measurements you gave are incredibly small.
 

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Finatic005 said:
Will do!

They could still be the same. The few that arrived on your plants or whatever may have just had a lot of brown for some reason.

Yes those look like the same snail but those measurements you gave are incredibly small.
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I don't know if my young assassins eat them but I'll search my other tanks for the biggest I can find but as a rule I see them as specks then use a macro on them
 
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Wow! That is small. Maybe the assassins eat the bigger ones.
 

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