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post #1 of 11 Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok can't show a pic but what snail is this....? Gold?

....that hitched a ride on my live plants?

He's seemingly growing bigger by the day, and moves really fast to me!
He's light pinkish bodywise, and shell is pinkish/tan/with pretty gold spray paint type effect.
Almost 1/2 inch long now.

The other ones who stowed away are tiny & black, and another is a bit bigger than tiny
and dark brown.

Sorry I can't take a pic to do it justice...Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 07:25 AM
good luck with finding out what he is.is he eating the plants by any chance?

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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I dont think so...He seems to be focused on traveling the glass & gravel, and the tiki head statue...man all the brown algae on the tiki head is gone!
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 02:39 PM
wow congrats he's a little helper maybe when he gets bigger you'll be able to get a great pic of him =)

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten ~ Maybe they are all helpers? Yay! :) I think they are..they came in on the plants from the pet shop, I'd hope they don't put plant eaters in their tanks!
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 05:32 PM
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Pond snail-



MTS


Ramshorn-


Colors may vary, not life-size.

"pest snails" are helpful. "marketable" snails like mystery and apple are the real pests- they love to eat plants.
Pest snails like ramshorn, mts, and pond don't eat healthy plants, and are usually the hitchhikers.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-16-2010, 07:27 PM
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Gold Mystery Snail




They can get quite large
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-17-2010, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the pics!

Yes I'm 99% sure the largest one is a ramshorn, I saw him devouring a fish food flake in no time flat,
it was really cool!

The rest are definitely pond snails.

I see the danios nipping the plants sometimes too.
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-17-2010, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ok got a pic!

Here he is, posing on cue. lol
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-17-2010, 03:11 PM
wow the are cute and big too

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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