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I'm not sure, but I know I've seen mine scavenging over the fallen rinds before the snails devour them completely.
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The breeding tanks for the pair is 5 gallons.I will do water changes anyway.20 gallons is for growout.
So i can't add plants in there?(I don't use plants when breeding)
I am planning to add some to my discus tank with java fern,will that be ok?Even if i add cucumbers?

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Diffusa (what you'll almost certainly be getting) won't harm your plants. I wouldn't put them in the breeding tank, since apple snails need a minimum of 2.5 gallons each - they have a fairly heavy bioload. I've got my baby apple snails and my betta fry in the same growout tub with no problems. I even have some baby Pomacea insularum, which are much larger as adults (closely related to canas) in there. Thetend to nom on the plants a bit, but don't bother the fry.

How warm is the discus tank? I wouldn't put snails in a tank heated to over 83*F. It speeds up their metabolism way too much - they eat more, poop more, and die much sooner.

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One active apple snail will poop more than any betta.
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I don't know the temperature but the filter there will produce enough warmth for the discus.But i think the temperature is about 25 degree celcius.

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Apple snails live longer in cold water but are less active.
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I have an apple snail in my npt he loves it I feed him carrot slices and algae wafers he seems to be doing good.
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I have heard one apple snail species is in the proccess of domestication.
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Yep, thats p. diffusa. There are over 10 colors, and breeders are creating new ones on a fairly regular basis. Man of these colors are so different looking from the wild type, that many beginners think that they're separate species. Colors like golden and ivory would have virtually no chance of surviving in the wild, so these snails are considered domesticated.

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I dont think they are yet. To be domesticated they have to look different, act different and a few more.
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