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Old 11-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #1
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I don't know what this snail is...

As with most aquatic plants I had some hitchhiker snail eggs on mine. I have some baby mystery snails, baby ramshorn snails and some I can't seem to identify.
I know that they aren't ramshorn, mystery, bladder or nerite snails. The shell is too flat to be a trumpet or rabbit snail. The shell looks like a clams shell of all things but it's definitely a snail. Of course they are babies so they are only about 1.5mm right now.

Does anyone have any idea what they are?

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Maybe limpets?
https://environment.bm/freshwater-limpet/
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That looks about right. Are they ok to have in the aquarium? They seem like good algae eaters (or at least the ones I do are).
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There are probably a huge number of varieties of them. The ones I am familiar with are good guys, just unusual to find in the hobby.
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Just saw this type of snail, I haven't noticed before

RED LIP NERITE SNAIL (NERITINA VIOLACEA)

You can do a google search on that line and the seller should pop up.
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That's crazy looking. Not a bad price either
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It's a Nerite family snail, on sale Sat., Sun. and Mon. So cool and not tiny.
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Just read they live up to 4 years too. I think you found me a new snail.
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Aquatic family of enablers.
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Just saw this type of snail, I haven't noticed before

RED LIP NERITE SNAIL (NERITINA VIOLACEA)

You can do a google search on that line and the seller should pop up.
Thanks, that means they won't breed in my tank either right? They must be slow growers because they didn't get any bigger over the weeks. But it does explain some white spots on my driftwood as unhatched eggs.
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