What snail is this?

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    Can anyone please identify this snail? I know it’s from SE Asia, and does not eat plants but that’s all I know about this animal. Any ideas? It's roughly 20mm long.
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    Richard
     
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    Where did it come from?
     
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    From a friend. The snails were stowaways with some SE Asian plants (hygro's) he bought.
     
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    Hey Richard,

    Even if it came in on some SE Asian plants doesn't necessarily mean that it's from SE Asian. The Hygro was more than likely grown locally. But other than that I'm not too sure what snail it is.
     
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    Looks like it could be a Stagnicola sp. Not sure which one though.
     
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    Hi Richard - it maybe better to attach the Java fern to rocks with some cotten and put them on the gravel, don't bury the rhizome as they tend to rot. Malayan trumpet snails are good for keeping the gravel fresh, I don't know that snail but it is a common type, seems to get to about 5 mm in size.
     
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    Possibly, Physa acuta.
     

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