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Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by GuppyGirl20, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. GuppyGirl20

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    Okay so I made a post about something on one of my new plants (the kind that are sold in plastic tubes so they are suppose to be snail free and such) and I noticed something weird on it (here's the link) and I didn't get an answer as to what it was so I just went a head and took the plant out to be safe. Sometime today while I was at work this developed on my snail.
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    What is it?!? And how to I get it off of my snail and out of my tank. I have a baby betta in the tank as well. I noticed something white on it's belly but I think it might just be the skin changing color but because I'm paranoid here's a pic of the fish too.
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    Help please!!!
     
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    Looks like eggs? What kind of snail is that?
     
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    Nerites dont produce those type of eggs, not sure though.
     
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    It's not eggs. I've seen its eggs and that is not it.
     
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    Can you provide a clearer picture?
     
    Can you remove the whatever it is?
     
    Their eggs look like sesame seeds. But that snail doesn't really look like a nerite to me. The shell is a different shape. Either way, it's definitely not nerite eggs. 
     
    The plant came in one of those tubes, correct? Perhaps it's a group of those styrofoam beads which are sometimes in there.
     
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    Looks like a tiger nerite to me...
     
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    It is a tiger. And I'll try and get a better picture later (I still have classes for today so I'm not near my tank right now). And idk if I can remove the bit on its fless because when it goes into the shell the stuff is stuck to it.
     
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    I was looking at my snail and I couldnt see any of the unknown substance on him O.O idk what the flippy flap is going on. I did a quick glance around my tank (I had to go do stuff) and I didn't see anymore in there. Has anyone else incountered this stuff?!?
     
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    After googling snails with leaches it doesn't look like what was on my nerite? BTW what's the difference between a snail and nerite? Because at pecto the have it labeled at tiger snail.
     
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    Nerite is the species of snail, which have different subspecies within it, i.e. tiger nerites, zebra nerites and horned neritres, snail is a very broad topic, with thousands of species of snails falling under it. Theres apple snails, malaysian trumpet snails, mystery snails, pond snails, ramshorn snails, and many more including marine types.
     
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    Ah, thanks for the clarification. 
     
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