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SamG 07-25-2009 04:27 PM

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.

For some reason I can't get the picture to show up, so here is a link to it:
Imageshack - disectedpenandcrabs012

Thank you! :-)

jeaninel 07-25-2009 04:58 PM

I'm no snail expert but I believe that's a Ramshorn snail.

Twistersmom 07-25-2009 05:00 PM

Looks like a ramshorn, but I would need another shot of the shell to be sure.

nomel 07-26-2009 01:56 AM

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.

Lupin 07-26-2009 07:24 AM

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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