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Old 01-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Snail ID?

So it's either an apple snail or mystery snail? Not sure which? http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...pseifqjupq.jpg

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There is also a gold one similar to the blue. http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...pshzinikuc.jpg

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Found this site which might help: applesnail.net/content/faq.php#13

Check out the snail identification as well. Good luck!


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Mystery snails are a type of apple snail.

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Ik that, stores usually call then mystery snails because they are too lazy to find their real id

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What I wanted to know is are these going to grow to apple size or max out at golf ball size

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Snail ID?

Where did you buy it? My guess would be mystery snail, golf ball size.

From what I understand for where I live, most snails being sold under apple snail/mystery snail are pomacea diffusa which stay relatively small. Unless you order from someone specifically breeding and selling pomacea maculata (giant apple snail), you'll end up with the diffusa.
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I was at a private owned pet store in florida and the tank just had various snails mixed I was just buying nerite since they were a dollar if you bought three. Sadly there was only one living nerite so the guy gave me the gold and blue snail at the same price as the nerites. The labels on the tank were med apple snail, mystery snail, ramshorm snail, and nerites.

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Like Max said, http://applesnail.net/ is a good place. Just go to the link that says species then at the bottom there is a link for the "quick and dirty guide" that gives differences amongst them.


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If you got giant apple snails I'm going to be extremely jealous and demand that you breed them and send me some.


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