Snail ID if possible?

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  1. zedwunare

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    I think this little fella caught a ride with some moss I got from a store. Anyone know what type it is? I did notice that my Ramshorn population seems to be a lot less prolific and thought maybe it is an Assassin but the colouring doesn't match, right?

    Maybe a Trumpet snail?

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    Malaysian Trumpet Snail, or MTS.
    Some (most) see them as a pest, as they breed incredibly quickly.
    Assassin snails are effective against them.
     
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    Ah man... i woukd take that out before its too late.. they get out of hand very quickly.. my previous tank which my father looked after for me for a couple months had them. He sent me a pic the one morning and the whole front glass of the 2m tank was covered in these. Pretty siff

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    Wow okay, will keep an eye on it. Thanks. :)
     
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    This is an Assassin Snail

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    Cool cool cool. I think maybe this weekend I'll buy one or two of these guys. My little 1ft fry tank is overrunning with TONS of these tiny little dark snails which I reckon an Assassin will LOVE and then I can move it over to my bigger tank where this MTS is.
     
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    Just remember, the Assassin snail doesn't eat algae etc... From what I read.

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    Thanks, but from what I've read they will scavenge and eat just about anything if their preferred food (other snails, crustaceans, worms) isn't available, including sinking wafers and shrimp pellets.
     
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    They MAY scavenge, but don't bet on it.
    I have had Assassins that ate just about anything, while others would just eat a carnivorous diet of other snails, bloodworm and occasionally frozen artemia.
     
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    Cool, so I guess the message is be prepared to start buying bloodworms!
     
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    Yeah, is not that pricey. I get them for R25

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    Assassins will feed on bloodworm, but it is not their primary prey.
    The best is still pest snails.
     

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