striped antenna on snail shell?

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I don’t think it’s feather dusters, only 2 striped antenna per critter (plus I used Prazi a while back in the tank, which I believe would have killed feather dusters).

They’re so tiny I can’t see a hole they retreat into, but they do disappear sometimes. There aren’t alot of them, only 1 or 2 on each turbo snail.

Any idea what they are?

To small for photo, see cartoon below.

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I don’t think it’s feather dusters, only 2 striped antenna per critter (plus I used Prazi a while back in the tank, which I believe would have killed feather dusters).

They’re so tiny I can’t see a hole they retreat into, but they do disappear sometimes. There aren’t alot of them, only 1 or 2 on each turbo snail.

Any idea what they are?

To small for photo, see cartoon below.

6D464B1A-C644-48DA-9A12-1F1212571454.jpeg
Feel like I’m playing Pictionary :) going to say Vermetid snails or hydroids.
 
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LOL! Wish my picture was better. Good guesses based on my bad picture, but I looked up vermetid and hydroid pictures and it doesn’t look like those. The antenna are flexible and there is no visible tube on the snail’s shell.

Thanks for trying to help me. The snails are in QT and it’s time to put them in the DT, but I’m nervous to do so.
 

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LOL! Wish my picture was better. Good guesses based on my bad picture, but I looked up vermetid and hydroid pictures and it doesn’t look like those. The antenna are flexible and there is no visible tube on the snail’s shell.

Thanks for trying to help me. The snails are in QT and it’s time to put them in the DT, but I’m nervous to do so.
If you can get a pic, that would help.
 
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Well after several attempts, below is the best picture I could get. There are 2 critters in the photo and I circled each of them in yellow. (In the smaller circle you can actually see the “V” shape of the 2 striped antenna better.)
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There are a number of small hitchhiker worms that have two tentacles extending out. Its probably one of those. At any rate, its not a known pest of any kind, I wouldn't worry about adding it.
 
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