What Type Of Snail Is This?

Mason Kent

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Rtessy

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Could you get another picture? That's looks like a mystery snail, ramshorns don't have stripes and their sworl is different
 

86 ssinit

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Unless the pictures magnified I’d say 3/8 gravel with a mystery snail. Did you buy it or find it in the tank?
 

Rtessy

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I doubt it's a pest snail, maybe a faucet snail but I doubt it, as neither pond or ramshorn snails have operculums
 

Lynn78too

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Try a different (side) angle, ramshorn sworls are flat against their side. Imagine if you were to take a plate and stand it upright, the side of the plate would be where you would see swirls. A mystery snail, which has the striations similar to what you have shown, will have a shell that looks like a long cone that is twisting as it narrows. I'm not sure if that makes sense.
 

NLindsey921

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That is definitely a mystery snail.
 

fjh

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That's a mystery snail did you buy him or did he show up accidentally?
 
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Mason Kent

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fjh said:
That's a mystery snail did you buy him or did he show up accidentally?
I found two of them in a 10 gallon around a year ago and they got decent sized so I put them into my 50 gallon because they didn't look horrible.
 
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Mason Kent

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Here is a picture of both of them both at different angles
 

Rtessy

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About how large are they, and how old are they?
I think it's possible they may be apple snails.
 
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Mason Kent

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Rtessy said:
About how large are they, and how old are they?
I think it's possible they may be apple snails.
They're around 1 and a half inches. And they may be apple snails. I searched them up and saw many things about them being in Florida (I'm in Florida) I think they came from a plant in my pond that I put in my 10 gallon for a little bit and then I saw these and grabbed them. Also they're less than a year old I'm pretty sure but I can't remember exactly.
 

Rtessy

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At that size they could be either, but I think the coloration may align more with apple snails than mystery snails.
Mystery snails are also becoming invasive in some areas, so I think it could be either.
Just a heads up, they don't live too long, 2 years max
I haven't had a mystery snail love longer than 7 months unfortunately
 

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