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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 01:46 PM
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They are indeed both part of the same family but just a different species. The family known as apple snails are ampullariidae and include several species: lanistes, pila, marisa, and pomacea. The last of which the is the species in which the "mystery snail" belongs to, pomacea bridgesii for those who care.

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Trapdoor snails - took out of a lake and then they reproduced.
rabbit snails - got from a member on here
Nerite - got off ebay

Petco sometimes has apple snails but its like once every 6 months

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Wild snails should be quarintined for a month. They usually carry Parasites.
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All the petsmarts here have mystery snails and nothing else. But our petsupermarket has nerite snails which I'm thinking of getting one soon. :)
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You might have to supplement food and if I remeber right they need 5 gallons.
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I will either have it in my divided 5 or my new 5 gallon hexagon, and I will be getting some algea wafers.
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I would go withe the Hexogons since its not divided.
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Okay dokie. Thanks choclate. :) how do I introduce the snail to the tank?
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post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:13 PM
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Ask at your local PetSmart or PetCo if they have any Pond Snails or Ramshorn Snails. If they sell live plants in a tank they probably have them. They are free, as they are considered pests. I saw two Ramshorns at my PetSmart today in with the mondo grass. I wanted them really bad, but I have no where to put them.
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