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Flat snail?

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by MasterBlue, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    I have these things in my tanks that look alot like snails, but are kinda flat, and seem sort of... worm like I guess? The shell seems attached to the back and are impossiable to get off the glass (didn't try to use a razor, it'd work I'm betting.) I'm not sure what they are, or where it is they came from. Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    How big are they ?
     
  3. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    i was thinking planaria, but they don't have a shell?
     
  5. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    They range in size, from the size of sand to about the size of 2 rice together, side-by-side.

    They also have mouths, and what looks like eyes.

    I'll try to get a photo, but the big ones are in my Triops Spawning tank and it's really green water. Might not show well.
     
  6. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    It sorta looks like this, very, very poorly drawn thing.
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  7. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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  8. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    Any idea what kind it is? I'd like to know more about them. I like 'em =D
     
  9. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Just do a google search for copepod and you will find all you need.
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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  11. Philsy

    Philsy Member

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    It's definitely not a copepod they move when bothered. You little friend is none other than a harmless freshwater limpet
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