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So, I've been working on my tank getting it set up for my Betta that's coming in about 10 days. (Cherry Shrimp coming sooner. :'D ) These guys apparently decided to jump on my Wisteria plants from the local Pet Store.


Can you identify them? Will they be safe with my Shrimp & Betta? I've started accidentally turning this into a community aquarium it seems.

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the one on the left looks like a an MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snail) great for burrowing into your substrate, the middle & the right I'm guessing are common pond snails. The pond snails will multiply like nobody business from what I understand, personally I wouldn't keep the pond snails. What size tank do you have? I had a hitchhiking MTS & I dropped him/her into my 46g, don't if he/she survived or not.
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the one on the left looks like a an MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snail) great for burrowing into your substrate, the middle & the right I'm guessing are common pond snails. The pond snails will multiply like nobody business from what I understand, personally I wouldn't keep the pond snails. What size tank do you have? I had a hitchhiking MTS & I dropped him/her into my 46g, don't if he/she survived or not.
The multiplying like crazy is what I worry about; I only have a 5 gallon... I have two MTS's from what I've seen. I just lined those 3 up because it got all of the types in there. (Only 4 hitchhikers.)

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The middle one almost looks like a mystery snail O.o

How big, can you get a better picture? If it id an apple snail/mystery snail and you get a good enough picture I can tell you gender too. xD

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The middle one almost looks like a mystery snail O.o

How big, can you get a better picture? If it id an apple snail/mystery snail and you get a good enough picture I can tell you gender too. xD
Just tried to nab her and she fell into a corner I can't get to. lol. I'll get one soon though! Haha.

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here are two pictures you can compare to for now.

Not sure about the darker one either but i have pond snails and they don't look like my pond snails. The longer one is MTS though.

Some apple snails



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There we go. That's about as clear/good as I'm going to get. lol.

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Yeah don't think it's a mystery snail, partial good news partial bad news. They get about as big as golfballs and need larger tanks, bad news mystery snail populations are easily contorled.

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Yeah don't think it's a mystery snail, partial good news partial bad news. They get about as big as golfballs and need larger tanks, bad news mystery snail populations are easily contorled.
And with that, I'll be re-homing the two snails.

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OH maybe nerit snails :D They don't reproduce in freshwater if it is. Or at least eggs can't hatch.

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