What is this?

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  1. Mischif93

    Mischif93

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    So I've seen this thing in my tank a couple times, I don't see it all the time and I don't know where it hides but I managed to get a couple photos of it the one day.

    It looks like a weird slug type thing with two feelers on its head, would love to know what it's called so I can do research on it.

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  3. weezle

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    Does it have a shell?
    I think it is a tile ofsnaili have a few in my tank
     
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    I agree with @weezle... Looks like a type of slug almost... Great algae and detritus eaters!
     
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    Mmm I'm not sure now, and I can't see it now to check... But I don't think it had a shell, well that's good xD
     
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    Most likely a stomatella snail. They are great to have in an aquarium
     
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    If stomatella, its shell is small and shaped like a perlemoen shell.
     
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    Thanks guys for your help, googled that name and it's definitely that xD, brief search tells me they very common hitch hikers, also that can have 1000 the one day and two the next which explains why I can't now find him. Anyways thanks alot :)
     
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