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« on: January 05, 2008, 01:35:08 PM »

I heard at the petstore that some snails can change their gender. Is this true for gold inca snails? I bought two because I would like to breed them, and the guy said if one is a female the other will change into a male if it is not already. I know you can never really trust petstore people, so I'm asking you all.

I have 5 tanks:
55 gal: Tiger Oscar & albino Tiger Oscar
20 gal: yellow lab cichlid
15 gal: male betta, 6 neon tetras
30 gal: 2 convict cichlids, 5 tiger barbs
5.5 gal QT: baby guppies
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 02:07:23 PM »

Most likely, these "gold inca snails" are apple snails, probably either Pomacae bridgesii ("brigs") or (much less likely) P. canaliculata ("canas"). To indentify them, visit

With either species, they do not change sex. They are born a sex and do not change. You will need a male and female in order to breed them.

Also, each clutch produces over 100 snails on average (if they are brigs, which they most likely are), so think carefully about whether you're really equipped to raise and rehome all of them. I hatched and sold my first clutch this year, and while it was fun, it was also a lot of work, and it produced a LOT of little snails.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 09:01:04 PM »

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