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Old 07-22-2012, 03:01 AM   #1 
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Real Mystery Snail.

I went to my new LFS yesterday, and managed to get Java Fern and some Java moss. I did a water change, put in the plants etc. When I noticed a tiny, tiny snail that must've been clinging to the plants, and somehow he/she made it into my tank. This snail is extremely tiny, and a brownish/grey coloured shell. I can't find him in the mass of plants atm, but if I can, I'll get a picture up. Does anyone know what type of snail this might be?
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:54 AM   #2 
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Shape?
The most common to get in plants are Pond snails and Brown small Ramhorns :)
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #3 
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I would probably say it has a small, circle shaped shell. I havn't been able to find him/her all day, so I'm unsure if its alive. Do they die quite easily? And if it's still alive, what do I feed it?
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Probably alive, that is a Ramshorn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramshorn_snail
They are hard to kill even when you want them dead :)

Nothing he will feed of remains and algae, dead leaves.. :)
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:38 AM   #5 
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Hahahha! Do they have a massive bioload?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:44 AM   #6 
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Nope, they are fine :) Apple snails are the worst bioload, and from there just stay away from big ones :P
They don't get to big either if its the common small type, about 1cm-1.5cm :)

I've put a few in on my own accord and had some come with plants :P
I'm also breeding Pink ramshorn right now :)

Edit, if you wanna see him go berserk on something give him a fresh cucumber :P (need to catch him and put him in a small box cause it will make the water dirty fast :P)

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Oh good (: I still can't find him/her. Can you tell the difference between sexes?
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He's both :P or atleast can become
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:o Is there anyway you can tell?
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Well males have a "tube" under the shell but its not something you'll be able to see until he's bigger
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