What the... Do snails get external parasites? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question What the... Do snails get external parasites?

Brought home to mystery snails, just put them in the tank... and when one was crawling around in his bag I noticed this long thin white thing attached to its skin and pointing into the water- looked like an anchor worm only it had one point instead of two. Once he starts crawling around more I'll take some pictures, but any idea what this could be? And can snail parasites be passed on to fish?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 11:00 PM
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Eeuuww! lol I don't know anything about snails so I can't help you.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it was really gross XD

After I did a waterchange today, though, it went away, so I'm hoping it's nothing...


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The only parasites mystery snails can carry are those that are caused by having rat and mouse droppings in the tank...

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Yeah, I read about that- and I highly doubt there are rats or mice in Big Al's.


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