ZOMBIE snail?

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hi, me again.

    One of my Turbos has a small shell on its well.....shell. It is stationary and never moves around(the small shell) so this tells me its not another snail.

    Inside the small shell however is something, something alive. It can stretch very far and it eats wherever the snail goes, is it attached to my snails brain and telling it where it must go O_0

    See photos and give thoughts please, on the first photo at about 11 o'clock on the snail you can see it is black and stretched out pretty far.

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    Weird right?
     
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    family name is Triviidae
     
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    Thanks Riaan!! That looks about right!

    Is it good or bad and is it common to see this?

    Why does he not move by himself? I was afraid it was some sort of parasite!
     
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    From what I understand, they should not be a problem for your tank.
    My snail auntie is back after the 22nd and I will confirm with her.
     
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    Great thanks Riaan!
     
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