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Old 04-17-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
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Apple Snails

I saw some neat snails that were pretty big at the LFS. They were labled apple snails and had a gold colored shell. Will these guys take over my tank or are they o.k.?
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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I am a HUGE fan of Apple Snails. They won't take over your tank. I had about 13 of them at once and they never reproduced (to my disapointment). They are fun to have, but watch your water closely. My pH dropped drastically in such a short period of time (from 7.4 to <6.0). Upon the advice of memebers of AA, we attributed it to the snails. Don't put too many in 1 tank unless you are ready to do plenty of water changes. 3 of them would do nicely in a 10 gal tank.
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well.. if u have plants make sure u dont get the bad kind.. i think the good kinds bridgessi or something
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Apple snails will eat live plants. I didn't even think about mentioning that krap101.
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I don't have too much problems with ph , just problems with nitrates from the tap. I try to regulate that with a mix of RO water and tap water.
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no the bridgessi wont eat them.. i think its the canal apple or whatever that eats your plants. i think the bridgessi has a more pointier spiral..

but im not sure... ive only had the plant eating kind.
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try these websties.

http://www.applesnail.net/content/mu...es/english.htm

http://faq.thekrib.com/snails.html
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