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Native Freshwater Snails?

I'm looking to get some snails for a new aquarium I'm setting up. I've noticed that most of the snails we keep in our aquariums are from other countries. I'd love an aquatic snail that is from the state I live (Georgia). But are there any native U.S.A. snails that are available or sometimes legally kept?

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I was a big native fish keeper for a few years, and never saw any native snails for sale. I legally collected native fish with my local aquarium club.

Each state has different laws about collecting native aquatic species. I just checked my state’s fishing and DNR regulations and could find nothing on snails, but there is generally a lot of regulation for aquatic invertebrates and plants due to invasive species.

We have a lot of invasive mystery snails.

Check out the native fish forum, NANFA.

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