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Ok can't show a pic but what snail is this....? Gold?
Old 09-14-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
 
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good luck with finding out what he is.is he eating the plants by any chance?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 06:32 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
 
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Gold Mystery Snail




They can get quite large
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:34 PM   #8
 
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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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Old 09-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #9
 
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Ok got a pic!

Here he is, posing on cue. lol
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
 
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wow the are cute and big too
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