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New Pest Snail ID + odd behavior

Sooooo, I picked up some gorgeous plants from reputable folk on here, but acquired some pest snails that popped up over night. I have only used tissue culture plants thus far, so I know it came from the cuttings. Not a big deal reallllly, BUT I found one of them eating a zebra nerite snail! It's beautiful shell now graces the carpet of Monte Carlo... Is this normal? I thought they were just pond snails... I have included a pic. ANY help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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So far as I know that is just a pond (or maybe bladder -- I always get them mixed up) snail. They generally do not eat anything that is living...could it just be a coincidence? I've seen them on the outside of mysteries & nerites, but they were just cleaning the shells, from what I could see.

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Bladder snails have a left turned shell and smaller whip like antenna
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Seeing antennae would help to get a confirmed ID. Looks bladder.

Any chance the nerite was dead?
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Should be a pond, but maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me.


Either way, neither are predatory and almost certainly didn't kill your nerite.
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The "pest"snails will eat algae off the shells of other snails-perfectly common thing. They won't kill other snails but they will eat dead snails/fish/dead plant matter.
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@Blue Ridge Reef that's why I'd like to see antennae!
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Maybe the nerite was dead/dying... but the nerite was on the side of the glass about 2 inches above the substrate when I saw it happening... anomaly I guess?



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