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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question What the heck is this?!

I... just randomly found this guy crawling on the side of an extra tank I had lying around. I was using it to raise some brine shrimp. I had just put in some food for them in there, stirred the water up a bit... and then I thought I saw this weird, curled-up worm on the side.

Turns out, he's not a worm. He's a snail. With an invisible shell?
What is he? And I assume he came from the plants I had in there a while ago, but could he also have come with the brine shrimp eggs I got?

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Well that definitely answers my question. Thanks!
Now I need to figure out what to do with him. >>

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My first thought was snail.
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My first thought was snail.
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Well, I figured he was a snail. I've just never seen one like this one before.

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Correct. ^^^ I'd keep it.

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If I can find him again... I think he's hiding in the rocks. He's so small. D:
I'll probably move him to my Gourami's tank.... More for him to eat there.

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Well just make sure the Gouramis do not eat him first!

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Well just make sure the Gouramis do not eat him first!
Shoot... forgot about him eating small creatures. *remembers her two tadpoles and glofish*
I do have snails in my tank, though... Hard to find, but it doesn't look like he bothers them. Then again... I dunno. |D Maybe I'll just move him to my turtle Samm's aquarium....

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And Samm might just eat your poor snail.

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