Please id this critter

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  1. Karen1986

    Karen1986

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    Hi guys found this in my tank.....looks like a snail but not sure pls help

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  3. TaahirS

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    @RiaanP is the snail expert.:m106:
     
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    Looks like a stomata snail. Not a baddy.
     
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    not nice pic
    but looks like stomatella. They are good guys


    but to the left, those are green bubble algae. Remove without popping it. They can spread like a weed. It is a weed.

    Use the rounded rear end of a spoon, nothing sharp, but anything else that small and hard enough. Lift it out like you would do something out the ground with a spade. They have a root like structure, not very strong.
     
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    I've got some of the red bubbles, do they spread as easily as the green?
    Sorry for the hijack.
     
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    yeah, red do spread, but green spread faster.
     
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    The night critters of our tanks lol
     
  9. Karen1986

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    Lol thanks guys
     
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