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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Quick, what kind of snail is this?

In the past I've been diligent about culling potential pest snails that came in on plants. I found this one crawling on the walls of my tank today and I hesitated because he's quite round, and I'm wondering if maybe he's a baby mystery snail.

I have two mystery snails, I'm bad at sexing them, but it definitely looked like they mated at one point. I don't see any egg clutches, but I thought I would see if anybody had any input.

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My 20 gallon community: 2 Mystery Snails - Arnold Sluggenator & Goldie Brawn, 1 Zebra Nerite Snail - Poop (my pet name for my boyfriend), 1 African Dwarf Frog Juan - Frog, 9 Male Endler's Livebearers - Cloudy, Clyde, Conga, Darius, Frank, Lemon, O'Rien, Peephole, Urkel & Various live plants - anacharis, anubias, hornwort, java fern, java moss, narrow leaf chain sword, water lily, water onion. The Prize Jewel - Dragonscale Crown Tail Betta - Sylvester "Sly" Capone
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Looks like a ramhorn snail to me. this is what mine looks like.

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Looks like a gyraulus or ramhorn snail.

Here is a pic I found of baby mystery snails
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Aw it does look like a ramshorn snail ]= sorry buddy

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One ramshorn snail by itself wont multiply on its own, they dont clone themselves. However if you find another one then yes, they will reproduce.



mystery snails will lay huge egg clutches out of the water- if you had them, you would not miss it.

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I thought it was only mysteries that reproduced with two sexes. Even if that's the case I would rather not risk an infestation since I can't really take care of the pest snails without affecting the other guys.

My 20 gallon community: 2 Mystery Snails - Arnold Sluggenator & Goldie Brawn, 1 Zebra Nerite Snail - Poop (my pet name for my boyfriend), 1 African Dwarf Frog Juan - Frog, 9 Male Endler's Livebearers - Cloudy, Clyde, Conga, Darius, Frank, Lemon, O'Rien, Peephole, Urkel & Various live plants - anacharis, anubias, hornwort, java fern, java moss, narrow leaf chain sword, water lily, water onion. The Prize Jewel - Dragonscale Crown Tail Betta - Sylvester "Sly" Capone
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