TheDoughboy

Flat shell snail ID help, mini abalone?

I saw this lil unknown guy crawling on my rocks Friday night and I kinda wigged out. I was not sure I'd get my tweezers in time to get him before he Disappeared into the unknown. I won the race, I'm faster than a snail :D

 

Anyways... I have not been able to id him from pics on any site or using the magical search button. He has a flat shell like an abalone from what I can tell. But maybe all snail shells are like this when their babies and he is a good guy?? I have him in a jar without heat and he seems fine at room temp.

 

Just would like to know if I keep it or feed to the growler.

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

 

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Stomatella! Keep it they are good.

Edited by matty0206

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I just noticed two of these guys in my tank.

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Probably one of the best and hardest to find snails. I only ever get them as hitchhikers.

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Sweet! Thanks everyone you saved his butt from the growler :) Hopefully I have more too.

 

Thanks again!

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Be careful when trying to catch them. Stomatellas can release part of their tail if threatened, similar to some lizards.

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Probably one of the best and hardest to find snails. I only ever get them as hitchhikers.

 

I saw one of these in my tank for the first time today. He'd crawled up to the highest point of a rock and was spewing dots into the water - spawning behaviour? Any chance I really have two or more of these?

 

Osric

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Send him to me!

 

 

He's back in the tank. Who knows if I'll ever see him again. Tanks been up for 3 months and never saw him til now.

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