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what snail is this #1
hi

i have recently bought some purple apple snails which are doing really well.
the thing is about three weeks ago i noticed another snail in my tank its not one of your normal horrible snails, it has a dark body inside unlike the apple snail which has a creamy white body it has a brown shell but its has dots on its shell which are bronzy/orange in colour. can anyone tell me what type of snail this is and i dont know where it came from as i introduced the apple snail when theywere tiny and there was only two and this one is completely different i have no fresh plants either
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Re: what snail is this #2
just sounds like a normal physid snail, google it and let us know if its the same as the one in your tank
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Re: what snail is this #3
hi yes i have googled it i have found a similar picture, i only have one of these in my tank and he is starting to grow to a good size but not sure how he got in my tank ie where he came from

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Re: what snail is this #4
what is a normal pysid snail anyway my knowledge on snails is not that good
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Re: what snail is this #5
he probably came in on any plants that you have they will be of benafit to your tank they will eat all the crap at the bottom of the tank (you only have one so dont expect miricals) and eat some algae just part of your cleen up crue (sorry an 80's moment there lol)
hope that helps.
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Re: what snail is this #6
hi no he didnt come in on any plants as i have no fresh ones, anyway had a good look at him now his body is thin and very long comes down past his shell, very different to my apple snail