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#1 Moontanman

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 10:04 PM

I just found a large leech in one of tanks along with a large number of dead snails. Not sure what species it is, but at rest it looks like a round flat piece of rubber about as big as a 50 cent piece... 

 

Anyone know what species it might be? It most closely resembles this one but this is a stock google photo. 

 

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#2 Betta132

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:17 AM

An actual photo of the leech might be more helpful. 

Just don't put it on your hand. If it ate the snails, it's unlikely to bite you, but still. 



#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Moon - Look up turtle leach. I forget the genus name but we talked about them some time back.

Betta - they do mistake large guys in neoprene for turtles sometime. Had one latched on just a few weeks ago in NH. Didn't hurt but it sure did bleed.
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