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Old 09-23-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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Baby Snails - what are they??

We have two Racerback Nerite Snails in our freshwater tank with four guppies. We haven't added anything new in 9 months (since before Covid). We clean the tank every week (10gallon). I noticed today a bunch of small snails crawling around. My understanding is that nerites can't reproduce in freshwater, but we haven't added anything new to the tank. I've attached some photos. They are pointy shelled. Any suggestions??? Thank you!
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These look like Malaysian Trumpet snails. Often they are so super tiny you don't notice them. And because they will spend lots of time in the substrate.

Fun fact - If you ever see them all looking like they are heading for the top of the tank, you have a water parameter issue!

They look like they are happily chomping on biofilm, and maybe some food particles.
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Thank you for your response! Could they have been brought in on a plant nine months ago and just be big enough to see now? They're all over! Will have to figure out what to do with them as they grow... Haha.
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I like trumpet snails. They are cool-looking and keep the sand churned up.
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