That snail is cute! I have a marine snail who gets algae on him now and then, but never that much. I vote you keep the snail all fuzzied up!
Wait a minute...
OH MY GOSH IT'S A TINY GREEN UNDERWATER TRIBBLE DISGUISED AS A SNAIL!
My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.
I would totally shave little lightning bolts into the side of the snail and put him back in like that. Haha
55 gal heavy planted low tech south American tank
38 gal bow front live bearer tank
20 gal Marineland led brackish puffer tank
14 gal cf newly planted
10 gal Marineland led low tech low light
10 gal Marineland led qt tank
6 gal snail breeder
5 gal fluval chi dust collector
3 gal beta tank
actually, the algae mass is from a tank that is completely devoted to growing algae. there is literally nothing else in it.
the snail is from my 55g shrimp tank, which has a whole lot of algae covered driftwood in it. same kinda algae, but the shrimp keep it well trimmed.
pretty much all my snails are covered in algae, that one just happens to be one of the biggest.