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Old 01-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Are mystery , inca , and apple snails the same??! When I type in "inca snail" on the web i get these snails. Very confused!
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Yes apple snails are also revered to as mystery snails
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Yes apple snails are also revered to as mystery snails
What about inca snails do you know ? Because I got 2 black mystery and 3 inca snails hope incas don't eat plants!!
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Sorry but I've never heard of inca snails I'll do some research enjoy ur snails tho I love mine he's hysterical! They get really big tho so be careful of the temp high temps cause them to grow and if it too fast the shells crack. Found out the hard way but gary is huge and doing great now
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I do believe they are the same
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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http://www.fishpondinfo.com/snail2.HTML

Check this out and yes they eat plants and algea and cucumbers and tomatoes and carrots and lettuce
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Sorry but I've never heard of inca snails I'll do some research enjoy ur snails tho I love mine he's hysterical! They get really big tho so be careful of the temp high temps cause them to grow and if it too fast the shells crack. Found out the hard way but gary is huge and doing great now
Ok thanks!! So 20G will be good for them? How big can they get?
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Apple snails have many different names in the trades, so it gets confusing.

There are different species of apple snails, some will eat plants. The plant safe species I know of is Pomacea bridgesii. this is referred to as Inca snails in some lfs.

However, most lfs cannot identify the snails by species. <I once got some P. cannuliculatas sold as bridgesii .... well, canas are voracious plant eaters.>

The differences in appearance of the various apple snails are subtle. Go to applesnail.net to learn to ID the snails. Most lfs don't know what they are selling, so they call them "mystery snails" ... ie. It is a mystery what you are getting!
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Apple snails have many different names in the trades, so it gets confusing.

There are different species of apple snails, some will eat plants. The plant safe species I know of is Pomacea bridgesii. this is referred to as Inca snails in some lfs.

However, most lfs cannot identify the snails by species. <I once got some P. cannuliculatas sold as bridgesii .... well, canas are voracious plant eaters.>

The differences in appearance of the various apple snails are subtle. Go to applesnail.net to learn to ID the snails. Most lfs don't know what they are selling, so they call them "mystery snails" ... ie. It is a mystery what you are getting!
Thanks a ton!! Was soo confused.
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