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Old 07-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Which snail to choose?

I love the way snails look and everything and I want 1 for my 40B. Which one should I get? Today I held an abalone and I wanted to keep it but it was at an aquarium.... He was black and about 4", and I think it was a Californian one. Which snail is good to get? I only want 1 and I want a big one because they are awesome. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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apple snails get pretty large. about 5-6 inches Ive seen. I dont know what their bioload is tho. I have mystery snails (3) and I love to watch them.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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Unfortunately they are freshwater snails
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Apple snails are also self reproducing i believe.
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Apple snails are also self reproducing i believe.
there not. and there fw. i think queen conchs and fighting conches get big
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I knew for sure they were fw... conches are awesomw for sure though.
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Sorry! I didnt know where I was!
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I have a tropical abalone in my system, they only get to 3". Like most snails they only come out at night. It's a small part of my clean up crew.
Depending on what you have in your tank as some snails will knock over corals. I use liveaquaria.com to research anything I'm interested in. By the way they have have tropical abalone for sale.
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Can you get a pic of your abalone? I held one today and fell in love. It was at an aquarium so I couldn't buy him and I wasn't going to steal him....lol. He looked really cool and was looking at that one on liveaquaria.
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