View Full Version : Ramshorn snail looks different than others

12-02-2007, 06:27 AM
It's always easier to tap everyone's expertise than to spend an hour weeding through online articles which may or may not have the info I'm looking for.

I noticed my black mystery snail (and the tiny ones which come with all my plants I buy) have a mouth of sorts. As it moves along the tank glass it appears as if it's gulping or taking bites at it. My ramshorn doesn't seem to have the same thing, or at least none which I've noticed.


Is this a good identifyer on which ones will eat my plants and which ones won't?

12-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Neither will eat living, healthy plants. They all will eat unhealthy/dying/dead plant matter. They all have mouths though, perhaps the ramshorns are more subtle about eating.

12-03-2007, 03:30 AM
I noticed some of my ramshorns do it to..I think their mouth is just not visible unless it is eating or your looking realy close.