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Old 03-21-2021, 01:07 AM   #1
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MTS appearing from nowhere! Confirm ID and help me guess where it came from!

So I have never had trumpet snails in any tank. Debated adding them before but always wimped out because I knew I’d never get it snail free again if I changed my mind.

And today I see this little guy!

MTS right?!

Here’s the fun part. None in any other tank. I haven’t added plants (except emersed tissue culture plants or bulbs) to this tank in years. Otherwise the plants in there all came from my older tanks which never had snails. I doubt snails could survive in that tube on the store shelf for long even if there was contamination. I HAVE added fish a few times in the last couple months, some without quarantine. (Ich broke out after in this tank after the first batch of fish moved in from quarantine, so I decided to fill out the schools all at once from this source so I could treat them all for ich at once.)

I always drip acclimate then net the fish.

As far as I know MTS don’t lay eggs so the only plausible explanation I can think of is that one actually snuck in with the FISH. Which I knew was theoretically possible but seemed so unlikely

I popped him in my quarantine tank while I see if I can spot more! Where there’s one there’s usually more, right. :P
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