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difrent7 02-20-2013 04:06 AM

Can anyone identify these snails?
 
I got some moss about 2-3 months ago and I happened to get some baby snails along with it. There are several different kinds snails some I believe are ramshorn snail pictured here http://i.imgur.com/YbUwhjh.jpeg
and the rest are these guys http://i.imgur.com/Hlkc24a.jpeg
which I am unsure about.

mayonks12345 02-20-2013 04:22 AM

those are apple snails

mordalphus 02-20-2013 04:22 AM

No, the ones on top are ramshorn snails, and the bottom picture is malaysian trumpet snails

Lexinverts 02-20-2013 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by mordalphus (Post 2593538)
No, the ones on top are ramshorn snails, and the bottom picture is malaysian trumpet snails

No, the ones on the bottom are not MTS. I'm not sure what they are, but I have had them too. They are much smaller than MTS, and have a different shell shape.

difrent7 02-20-2013 05:12 AM

Yeah the bottom ones are extremely slow growing vs the others.

Lexinverts 02-20-2013 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by difrent7 (Post 2593962)
Yeah the bottom ones are extremely slow growing vs the others.

They are tiny, right?

difrent7 02-20-2013 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lexinverts (Post 2593978)
They are tiny, right?

Yep the one I took a picture of is probably a 1/5 of the size of the ramshorn if not smaller and that is one of the bigger one of those snails.

sarahspins 02-20-2013 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lexinverts (Post 2593946)
No, the ones on the bottom are not MTS. I'm not sure what they are, but I have had them too. They are much smaller than MTS, and have a different shell shape.

MTS come in a variety of shell shapes and patterns... I actually suspect that several Thiaridae snails are sold as MTS rather than just Melanoides tuberculata (which are in fact, within their own genus in that family).

shrimpzoo 02-20-2013 05:38 AM

If they aren't MTS and are mislabeled as such. Do they still burrow in substrate like MTS do?

difrent7 02-20-2013 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shrimpzoo (Post 2594218)
If they aren't MTS and are mislabeled as such. Do they still burrow in substrate like MTS do?

I have only noticed them on my driftwood or glass. I have FloraMax substrate and never seen them try to get under it, only craw across the surface.

shmeeg 02-20-2013 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpzoo (Post 2594218)
If they aren't MTS and are mislabeled as such. Do they still burrow in substrate like MTS do?

I have the same ones. They do burrow, mostly hidden in the substrate during the day, extremely active in the tank at night. I thought they were just very small MTS also.


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