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Got my hands on a new snail species. I have no name at all for them. I don't know there country of origin, but I can say they were found Wild in Central Texas (doesn't mean they are native to there)
They look sort of like apple snails but the shell is not right for them, and they definitely are not any sort of Ram's Horn. If anything their body is similar to that of a rabbit snail or trumpet snail, but the shell is completely different.
https://youtu.be/zCUl8jgCQUU there's a rather long video of when moving, it's about a quarter of an inch long.

Below is a photo of a separate one, I have another photo of it next to a ruler increments in millimeters.
 

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I have the same snails i dk wat their called though. I wàs gonna start a thread for this but thanks

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I have the same snails i dk wat their called though. I wàs gonna start a thread for this but thanks
What water parameters do you keep yours at? How long have you had them? What do yours eat? Do they breed quickly? Do they lay eggs or bear live young?
 

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So you're saying it's a mystery snail? Lol
Looks like the snails sometimes found in gardens. Did you find it under water? It might not be fully aquatic.
 

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I think mine came from Moss I found outside I added them into my tank and they bred prolifically I didn't really do anything special for them I don't feed them I think they just eat the algae in my tank and detritus

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I live in Tennessee also to help narrow it down

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So you're saying it's a mystery snail? Lol
Looks like the snails sometimes found in gardens. Did you find it under water? It might not be fully aquatic.
It's not a mystery snail their to small

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Their skin reminds me of elephants. Gonna call them elephant snails for now.
 

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Valve snail?
The spiral is too short on this snail to be a valve snail. The ridge between the spirals in valve snails is a lot deeper and more pronounced than the specimens I have. Thanks for the suggestion though. Keep them coming :]
 

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The spiral is too short on this snail to be a valve snail. The ridge between the spirals in valve snails is a lot deeper and more pronounced than the specimens I have. Thanks for the suggestion though. Keep them coming :]
Well, there are a lot of variants under that genus though. I was thinking Valvata Lewisi :)

If you feel like having some fun, you can look though all the amazing thumbnails to see if anything else looks similar. Pretty great collection here: http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Class_GASTROPODA.shtml
 
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