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Where does evereybody get snails?!?!?!

Hello people, Saphira here.
WHERE do you all get your snails? I have seen some mystery snails at petsmart, but that's it. where do you guys find your ramshorn/apple snails? do you buy them, or are they just hanging out on the plants from the pet stores? I want to get some locally for free/cheap/on plants to put with my bettas or in my tropical community.

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 02:07 AM
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I got my mystery snail at petsmart... but he/she died so.... I'm staying away from snails, besides, shrimpies are more fun xD

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Sometimes people on here will sell them. I remember seeing one such thread in the classifieds. You could check it out :3
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I get mystery snails at petsmart, I've found nerites at petco, never seen ramshorns or apple but those stores will usually give you pond snails because they're seen as pests.
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I am getting over run by a ramshorn invasion. I pulled out about 50 yesterday and today i can see I need to pull out about 50 more at least. Gladly give away to anyone near me lol.

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Pond snails from plants and Assassins from Petco.
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 10:10 AM
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Small snails when buying plants. Grrrrr I hate them but I now can't waste alll my money trying to get rid of them.

I got my assassins free from a different tropical fish site :)

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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.

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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 10:48 AM
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The family run Lfs has a a lot of different snails, everything but Mts, pond, and assassin.
But I got all mine from aquabid. You can generally get a bunch of them for like 3 bucks

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I am hoping for more pond snails.
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