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So my family and I just returned from camping along Penns Creek in central PA and while we were fishing in the creek, I noticed what look to be Malaysian Trumpet snails in the swifter currents, on the rocks. While I'm pretty sure they were not MTS, does anyone have any idea what native species they may be and if they are appropriate for a planted tank? I was tempted to collect a few but then thought better of it - don't want my tanks decimated overnight by some unknown species that I know nothing of

I am going to google these guys later but just wanted to put out the question to you guys this AM.

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http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wrcp/wil.../Snails_w.html

Might be one of those. It seems there quite a few nonnative.


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The thing that surprised me a bit was that some of the exotics that are now invasive species can survive some really cold winters.

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So my family and I just returned from camping along Penns Creek in central PA and while we were fishing in the creek, I noticed what look to be Malaysian Trumpet snails in the swifter currents, on the rocks. While I'm pretty sure they were not MTS, does anyone have any idea what native species they may be and if they are appropriate for a planted tank? I was tempted to collect a few but then thought better of it - don't want my tanks decimated overnight by some unknown species that I know nothing of

I am going to google these guys later but just wanted to put out the question to you guys this AM.

Thanks,
Roy
Any photos?
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Any photos?
Sorry, no.

When I'm standing in the middle of the creek fishing, I don't have my phone or a camera with me
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No photo makes it hard for us to help you ID the species. Next time your out, try and snap a photo. Help us help you!
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