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From what I understand they will eat plants, BUT only decaying plant matter. I don't know how well they eat algae. I know the Trapdoor snails I had were pretty good algae eaters, but I don't know about plants(pre-planted aquarium). HTH
 

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There are a number of snails that look like Pomacea bridgesii. The only way to tell them apart is to closely examine their mouth parts, or maybe their genitalia.

Perhaps ask the fish store person how he knows they are P. bridgesii.

Most of the genus are enthusiastic plant eaters. The last ones I bought were. <g>

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