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All this snail talk has me wondering, does anyone have a guess as to what kind of snails these might be? I live in Japan, and as far as I know they were in the gravel that a science teacher scooped out of the river for the fish tanks. They are quite good at reproducing - we definitely have multiple generations happening. 


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On 9/21/2021 at 10:03 AM, Atitagain said:

Just a guess because I’ve never kept them but MTS =Malaysian trumpet snails


On 9/21/2021 at 10:20 AM, laritheloud said:

Yours do not look like Malaysian Trumpets to me.


On 9/21/2021 at 10:52 AM, Colu said:

Just looked in my book has quite a few species of snails in it and I can find it definitely not MTS snails I have them in my tank shell pattern different


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On 9/22/2021 at 12:53 AM, Biotope Biologist said:

They look like Semisulcospira libertina which we call Libertina freshwater snail. Native to Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and China. Without the snail in hand I cannot make a positive I.D, however these are common in most freshwater sources

I think that might be them. They are apparently the most common Japanese freshwater snail, so if they really did come free with the free river sand, this species would make sense! Thank you for the ID! 🙂

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