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Wow, how big do Mystery snails get? What is this arm like thing coming from it?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by kgb, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. kgb

    kgb AC Members

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    Last night I saw what I could only describe as an arm coming from my black Mystery Snail. He's gotten huge over the last month I've had him, how big will he be when full grown? I saw a pair at my LFS, and they had to altleast be the size of tennis balls. How long will it take for him to get that big, if at all?
     
  2. patoloco

    patoloco De seguro no sabes lo que dice aqu

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    That arm like thing is a respiratory organ used to get atmospheric air from under the water surface. Think of it as a snorkel.

    This is used by some snails whose respiratory system is not completely underwater oriented.
     
  3. TheMightyQueenPixie

    TheMightyQueenPixie Best Invention EVER!

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    Yep, just a breathing syphon...Do you have a pic of your mystery snail??? May be a Cana, not a brig...Canas can reach baseball size and will mow down a planted tank in a couple of days...The "mystery snail" or Brig wont eat live plants...
     
  4. Xielos

    Xielos how I mine for fish?

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    I saw some in the LFS the size of baseballs for $6
     

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