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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 PM
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I breed my own. =) I've got red rams that started when I got an adult brown from a LFS. I get my apple snail breeding stock from a different LFS, and trade in babies for fish, more snails, or food.

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post #22 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM
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I am trying to breed snails to feed my Assassins.
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from what i have been told, mystery and apple snails are one and the same! if there is a difference in them, please tell me. If you get a mystery, than expect it to grow about the size of a baseball or softball, depending on tempreture. They get BIG in warmer water, mine are bigger than a golf ball and were sold as mystery/apple snails at a local store.
Mystery Snails are a TYPE of Apple Snail. Kind of like a Dashound is a type of dog, but there are different types with different adult sizes, like the difference between Yorkies and Great Danes.

Also, got my 3 mystery snails from petsmart. A blue, black, and ivory. Such pretty little things.
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Also, got my 3 mystery snails from petsmart. A blue, black, and ivory. Such pretty little things.
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I want a blue and an ivory, right now I have a gold and OH MY is he stunning. I wouldn't trade him for the world, love him as much as my fish. He has suck a beautiful bright clean shade on him. The others were sort of gunky but he stood out in the crowd and has quite the personality.

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Petsmart/Petco do sell apple snails under the name mystery snail. They sell a lot of snails as mystery snails. I have found apple and zebra nerites at both chains. Aquabid.com is a great place for snails. azgardens.com also sell Nerites that are acclimated for freshwater. Aquabid is a better choice for small numbers and cheaper shipping cost though.

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Striking betta btw. I'm not familiar with the ramshorn (?) snails you mentioned. I purchased 2 gold and 3 black mystery snails at Petco. In doing some reading, I'm wondering if they are the same as apple snails??? I thought of getting a coiuple of apple snails until I read they have voracious appetites and like to eat live plants.... Do you know if this is true? I'm also looking for smaller snails that will reproduce (my fish will like to eat them) but won't eat my plants. Can you make any recommendations?
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I read somewhere that apple snails and mystery snails are the same as well. i also read that they have voracious appetites and will quickly eat your live plants. Do you know if that is correct?
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I have a black mystery snail from Petsmart.

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Mystery snails will only eat your plants if they are starving, otherwise the only eat the dead part of plants.

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