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Help identify newly hatched snail?

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Index' started by Wrecker4488, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Wrecker4488

    Wrecker4488 New Member

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    i bought some freshwater plants today at my lfs sand upon planting them I found a little hitchhiker made it to my house. I am unsure of its species and would like some guidance as to what it may be.

    P.S. I am not worried about leaving the snail in the tank to multiply because i have an empty established tank that i am using as a snail breeder tank once i get some MTS in. I just want to know if this snail is an assassin snail and would be harmful to MTS. Thank you!
     
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    here is the picture. I scooped the snail off the plant with scissors since that was all i had on me
     

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    My guess would be bladder snail. But the pic is not good enough to be sure.
     
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    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
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    It's a bit hard to tell from that picture, but it looks like a pond snail.

    You should be able to tell quite easily if it's an assassin, as the babies look just like the adults; it will have black and yellow stripes and have a ridged shell.
     
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    It is probably either a pond or bladder. The two are very similar, but whichever, they are harmless and very useful in an aquarium. Neither will eat live healthy plants but they will help with dying leaves, algae, fish excrement, etc. Very good helpmates.
     

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