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Old 09-21-2018, 12:24 AM
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Just found this guy in my tank. Nothing new has gone in over 6 months. Kinda odd


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Old 09-21-2018, 09:58 AM
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All I can say is that it looks like the ones in my wife's classroom vivarium. They don't seem very destructive to the plants, so I wonder if they're just scavaging detritus.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:24 PM
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Its a Bush snail/Orchid snail ( Zonitoides arboreus ).

They actually do quite the damage to new roots/leaves when in big numbers.

p.s - if you have any orchids, it probably came in with them.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:59 PM
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Its a Bush snail/Orchid snail ( Zonitoides arboreus ).

They actually do quite the damage to new roots/leaves when in big numbers.

p.s - if you have any orchids, it probably came in with them.
I found a shell that looked similar in a shipment of orchids one time. Thanks for the ID.

Either way I would remove it.
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I found multiple of these in my tank, they nearly killed off half the plants in there. I find them cute though so I can't kill them and I don't believe they are native so i cannot release them. I just have a snail tank now along with all the frog tanks for any snails i find
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