Freshwater Aquarium Snail Identification?

The snails are tiny (approx 2-3mm) in length and white/off-white with conical shells. They are diurnal and can be seen on the gravel, rocks and driftwood. They have two long whiskers or feelers (or whatever). Water temp: 78F pH: 7.6 Ammonia/nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20ppm Fully live planted tank. Dosing with potassium, phosphorus, chelated iron etc. Trying to ID snails. Thanks! I was thinking they may be Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS), however they are live-bearers and I have not seen a mature adult that could give birth to all these little guys (there are probably around 100). Could they be from eggs that hitchhiked in on plants? Thanks again.


It's a snail alright.

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Perhaps Malaysian trumpets?


Im almost 100% certain those are malaysian trumpets, they probably hitch hiked from a plant. Keep in mind that even if you didn't see an adult, they could very well be there. These types of snails burrow during the day, so chances are if theres only a few adults, you'd be hardpressed to catch one in action. Things like assassin snails and rigorous removal can help get rid of them if you dont like them in your tank!