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Old 03-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Golden apple snails

Go golden apple snails eat aquarium plants?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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It depends on the variety of apple snail. Some apple snails, commonly called mystery snails, won't eat plants. Others will though.

Apple snail (Ampullariidae) genera and species.

That link gives you a good picture to identify your snail type. Mystery snails won't eat your plants, but other types of apple snails will decimate an entire tank in no time.
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There are many different snails lumped under apple snail. Some eat plants, others do not.
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Go golden apple snails eat aquarium plants?
The golden apple snails that you buy at petsmart and the such dont. They also dont lay eggs everywhere. win, win. they get big though.
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thanks guys! do you know how to sex them for reproduction?
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Most snails are asexual 'cept nerites i believe, please correct me if im wrong someone. I got mine from Bigpet (petsmart or petco can't remember) and i was told they were sterilized. I'm sure you can find some that aren't.
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thanks guys! do you know how to sex them for reproduction?
http://sexingapplesnails.blogspot.co...gesii.html?m=1
Here are some pictures to show the difference.
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Most snails are asexual 'cept nerites i believe, please correct me if im wrong someone. I got mine from Bigpet (petsmart or petco can't remember) and i was told they were sterilized. I'm sure you can find some that aren't.
Apple snails are either male or female. So you need a male AND a female to get fertile eggs. Other snails have both male and female reproductive organs. They don't fertilize them self but all they need is another snail of their own kind and they fertilize eachother.
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I'm trying to breed the gold black blue and ivory snails I got from pet-smart will they not be able to breed? I have seen them getting to know each other.....
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I'm trying to breed the gold black blue and ivory snails I got from pet-smart will they not be able to breed? I have seen them getting to know each other.....
I'm sure they are fine. I'm not sure you could even sterilize a snail :/
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Lol ok heart attack over!!

I bet it's another case of bad fish store advice
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Well that is slightly comforting if it was bad advice. The three I have are golfball size or bigger and I have yet to see eggs. Perhaps they're all males.
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Lol good luck it's hard to sex them, when I thought I had found which was which of my batch one male was breeding with another assumed male . That was a special day lol
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