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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Snail Oddity

now I have an infected 16g tank that's covered in those bad snails that reproduce a-sexually and I've been cleaning them out as I can. I also have a pair of mystery snails that I bought at petsmart (both blue mystery snails in that tank. no light ivory or golds). but here's the oddity. I know what the bad snail looks like. they are elliptical shells and a clear body. the mystery snails are bigger with dark shells and a black body with some neon coloring. BUT! here I am looking in my tank at a small snail that has the shell like a sulawesi and the body of the mystery snails. nooo clue how it got there. it's still small, so curious if maybe it's a mystery snail baby?
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Can snails interbreed? (I've never asked one.)

How about some pictures? I'd love to see it.
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it's too small for my camera to focus on right now. when it gets a little bigger I'll try again. it's just really weird. and I know these two types of snails can't. completely different sexual processes.
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this might help with the id
http://www.applesnail.net/content/snails_various.php


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it's the second on the conical shell list. it's a cool little guy just still have no clue where he came from! didn't add anything new to the tank!
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