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What kind of snail is this?

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What kind of snail is this?
Old 07-25-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
 
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What kind of snail is this?

Last time I got some plants, some little tiny snails came with them. They are all pretty small, I don't think I've seen any with shells more than 1/2 cm in diameter. They also seem to multiply pretty quickly. I don't mind having them in the tank, since they seem to eat algae and not my plants.


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Old 07-25-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
 
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I'm no snail expert but I believe that's a Ramshorn snail.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
 
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Looks like a ramshorn, but I would need another shot of the shell to be sure.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:56 AM   #4
 
I was excited when I got some of these with some plants...but I'm pretty sure they were eaten since I haven't seen them in months.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:24 AM   #5
 
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Not your typical Planorbidae. These are Gyraulus sp. and are not very easy to find. I'd keep them if I were you.
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