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Author Topic: Will my snail eat all my plants?  (Read 2926 times)
H.Rasbora
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« on: August 06, 2009, 01:35:33 PM »

While doing research about my own snails, I came across this site and thought I would share it with everyone who may have had the same question I had...................

To eat, or not to eat?  happy

http://aquamaniacs.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4582
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 02:02:48 PM »

If that is the snail you have, a pond snail, then no, it won't eat your plants.

However they will infest a tank with no problem if not kept in check?

Wait...I just re-read your post. Were you just linking to another site to give people info? That info is here ya know Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 03:02:44 PM »

Yes I was putting it here so other people could read it but I didn't know it was already here.  happy
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 03:07:02 PM »

Sure is happy

There is a WEALTH of information on the main site as well as within posts here on the forum.

You should check them out happy
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 03:09:07 PM »

Will do! Thanks Shari! happy
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 03:22:44 PM »

so, i bought a "black mystery snail" 2 days ago, i have a blue mystery snail, IT doesn't eat my plants, doesn't touch them!

this new snail CHOWED DOWN on my red lily plant in my big tank. granted, it was getting too tall, but still. i moved him to an all fake plant tank...

he "looks" like my blue snail, just bigger, and black. what other kind of snail could he be??
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H.Rasbora
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 03:25:15 PM »

I don't know for sure but he could be an apple snail.  They are bigger, eat plants and are often sold under the name Mystery snail.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  I don't think there is any easy way to tell them apart but someone else might know.  WAIT! After re-reading what I linked, the apple snail will have a teardrop-shaped operculum (shell door) while the mystery snail will have a rounded one.  HAHA I guess I didn't retain what I read the first time!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 03:35:49 PM »

Moose, you bought a Cana....your Blue one is a Brig. (and both are "Apple Snails")

There are BIG differences between the two, even though they look very similar Smiley

Cana will have deep grooves in between the swirls on it's shell. Brigs will be smoother.

Let's see if I can find some pics.....

Ok, the first pic here shows a Brig swirl well....see how there's no dip where the swirls join???

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile92.html

and here's a Cana...see how there are dips/channels where the swirls join?

http://insects.tamu.edu/images/insects/non_insect/snails_slugs/PomaceaCanaliculataA&M1.jpg



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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2009, 07:58:30 PM »

ugh..this is TOO confusing. im gonna take a pic and post it just to be sure.
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