So I just arrived home for spring break from college, and as I was filling up my aquarium with water, lo and behold this bugger appears out of nowhere! Thank goodness I have my real camera because it's only the size of a popcorn kernel. I'd love to know what type of snail it is, and whether it's a safe type to have with my betta.
The picture was taken in my current 3 gallon, with has only a marimo moss ball I've had since last summer. The thing the snail is on is a large root decoration, fake. However, that decoration used to be in a 10 gallon that for a short time had microsword I ordered from bamaplants.com — that's the only way I can imagine the snail got there. Then, somehow, the snail hid out in the decoration (which has air hose holes) for like a month before being forced out into the open today. Currently I have no substrate but this weekend will be adding sand and some plants besides the marimo. So I'm not opposed to snails if it's safe!
Thank you for any help!!