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Old 11-05-2011, 12:00 PM   #1 
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What kind of snail i got?

I bought a ghost shrimp at petco and i ask the employee if they sell the little snails in their tank, she said no but she also said she could throw in some so she gave me 4.

Now i don't know what kind of snail is this. It is just as big as a plump female's belly. It is not the long spiral type just the ordinary shell type.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #2 
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Nerite? Mystery? Apple? Zebra?

Can we have a picture?
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:20 PM   #3 
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Im thinking mystery, thats the general snail petco seems to sell.



It would help if you could post a picture, or at least give us some colors.
Maybe look up the pictures of the snails BettaMiah posted and see which one is similar?
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #4 
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Thats a good idea.

Mystery is a good guess. PetSmart and Petco always have them.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #5 
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I would say it's probably a ramshorn or pond snail, considering they don't sell them they are probably pest snails.
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Don't Ramshorns have spiral shells? Or am i thinking of an assasin or something?

It could be a pond snail.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #7 
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Ramshorn :


Pond:


Assassin:


Mystery/Apple:


Nerite:


Keep in mind, there are many patterns and colors, these are just shell shapes :)
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Ah, thank you.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #9 
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i think it's pond snail, it really looks like it. Thank you everyone.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:36 PM   #10 
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Pond snail was my first hitch hiker. Although I don't have my original anymore, I do have some offspring popping up now and then. Thankfully my fish eat the babies but one or two always survive. Mine was the size of a grain of rice, and ended up the size of a nickle before he passed. I love my pond snails, my Malaysian Trumpets not so much.
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