SHELLESS SNAIL THING IN MY TANK. WHAT IS IT?????? HELP :-)
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SHELLESS SNAIL THING IN MY TANK. WHAT IS IT?????? HELP :-)

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SHELLESS SNAIL THING IN MY TANK. WHAT IS IT?????? HELP :-)
Old 01-11-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
 
SHELLESS SNAIL THING IN MY TANK. WHAT IS IT?????? HELP :-)

hi everyone just hoped you could help me. i found a slug lookin thing in my tropical tank this morning. it is about 1" long when not stretched out, but when moving and stretched out to its fullest its around 3" long. it has no shell and is a brownish-grey colour. it hasnt any feelers like a tank snail would normally have, and moves around thinnest part of its body first then then fatter back part following behind, almost eel or snake like in its movements. i have no idea what it is or whether it is safe to leave in my tank. help pretty please
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
 
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Have you recently added plants or anything to your tank, as it could possibly have come in with them. And would it be possible to post a picture of the offending creature?
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
 
i havent added plants for maybe 6 months or so, but ive never noticed it before today. i will post a photo that i have taken when i figure out how to do it. it keeps tellin me i cant post a jpg photo.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
 
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i havent added plants for maybe 6 months or so, but ive never noticed it before today. i will post a photo that i have taken when i figure out how to do it. it keeps tellin me i cant post a jpg photo.
Try using Imageshack.us. It is a free image-uploading site that I have used many times on many different forums.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:56 AM   #5
 
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Here's a sticky giving details on how to upload pictures from your computer, hope it helps.

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5213
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #6
 


i hope this has worked
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:12 PM   #7
 
hooray it worked!!

i have noticed it isnt fond of bein out of water either
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:16 AM   #8
 
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I'm not sure, but think perhaps it could be a leech of some kind. I wouldn't put it back in the tank though.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:08 PM   #9
 
ok i wont put it back in the tank then. thanks ever so much for all your help :D
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #10
 
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I was going to say planaria but that is bigger than any I have ever seen. A leech, flatworm or fluke is very likely. As kate said, I wouldn't put it back in the tank just in case.
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