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Old 12-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #11
 
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lol now I'm not sure what the heck they are again. I snapped a few pictures that I'll post later, already running late for xmas party and the wife is going to leave me here haha. The pointed spirals on mine are very short, the shells are still kind of stubby and they are a grayish color. After closer look at one of the pond/ramshorn snails I'm leaning towards the latter, I think there is a faint spiral in the shell. They are all too small to really get a good view, I found two of the pond/ramshorn though and with lights on mid day found 4 of the other spiral ones. A couple bigger ones and a couple very very small ones on the glass, I thought it was algea on there. The larger ones are cruising over my driftwood and seem to be camping out in all the cracks and crevices.

Anyways, gotta run, will post some pictures later tonight or tomorrow.

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #12
 
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LMAO alright dude, Better catch up to the wife so your not left there. Btw those snails in my pic are adults. The juveniles have smaller shells or more stubby shells. A pic would definitely help. Might have to wait till they are bigger to find out for sure though.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:04 PM   #13
 
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Here are a couple of pics of my bladder/pond snails I have.
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I was kinda off on the discription of the pond snails earlier. At the back of the smooth shell they do have a small spiral.
Here is a better pic of the MTS
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Now this is my new setup and I didn't add any new plants but I still managed to get pond snail when I thought they had all died off in my other tank. Guess not. I have no clue where they came from now. Anyways hopes this helps better. Nothing like a pic to explain . LoL
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:48 AM   #14
 
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If that last one is a MTS then the ones I have definatly are not that. I'm thinking they are all pond snails, maybe ramshorn. Here are a few pics, hope it helps

Thinking pond snail


Not sure, looks similar texture as above though


Ramshorn?

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:02 AM   #15
 
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They all look like common pond snails.
The last couple pics are kinda hard to see but it doesn't look like a ramshorn to me.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:11 AM   #16
 
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Thanks! after reading your post I was intrigued by your "bladder/pond" snail and started in on google. I'm thinking they are Acute Bladder Snails (Bladder Snails (Physidae)) Either way as long as they are not ramshorn then I'm fine, everything I read says these little guys are more beneficial than harm.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:18 AM   #17
 
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Thanks! after reading your post I was intrigued by your "bladder/pond" snail and started in on google. I'm thinking they are Acute Bladder Snails (Bladder Snails (Physidae)) Either way as long as they are not ramshorn then I'm fine, everything I read says these little guys are more beneficial than harm.
Bladder snails is what I was told mine were awhile back and as you I looked them up. They do look very much like Acute Bladder snails. Also I found my old pics of the ramshorn I had. This might also help you with what the difference is and the distanct shell pattern of the ramshorn.
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Not the best pics but you can see how the shell spirals in on itself like a rams horn.
After seeing these old pics I am sure yours is not that and are bladder/pond snails. Which like you said are more beneficial than harm.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:57 PM   #18
 
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A couple of them are definitely ramshorn. I found a "large" (bigger than the rest) one on top of a smaller one right in the microsword, not sure if he was eating the smaller one or mating. Either way, the shell was definitely in the "rams horn" shape, the same as your pictures and a dozen others online. The other ones I still think are the acute bladder, their shells are semi-translucent and are nearly identical to the descriptions I've found. Wow, I really took this snail ID hunt for a run lol, the smallest things can bug you the most...
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