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Thinking of getting some apple snails #1
I will be moving my neons and SAEs into the newly setup tropical tank in a week time, so I will be left with an empty quarantine tank (not for long )!

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/myalbum0/photo.php?lid=1521

I have never kept snails before until Fishy-Fishy sent some MTSs to me and I find them fasinating! So I am thinking of giving Apple Snails a go!

I will appreciate any advice, tips, do's & don'ts and most important of all their colours as I have not seen them in real life Thanks!
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #2
I've got 3 apple snails, they are wicked This site has got some cool pics and info on snails, including whether or not they eat live pants *sniggers*
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #3
What colour do you have Caz? The pictures on the site looks really nice... quite like the purple and rose ones
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #4
Another good site for all you ''snaily'' fans

http://www.applesnail.net/
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #5
Thanks Euryale! Very comprehensive site!!!
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #6
I've got a giant stripy brown one that I got from my LFS, and 2 regular sized ones, one blue and one ivory, that I got from Snailtrail (off this site). I used to have a giant golden one too but he died I'd had him for a while.
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #7
They sound really nice, from what I read the giant apple snails do eat plants... does yours behave him/herself?

I am sorry to hear about the giant golden one, apparently their life spans are shorter in tropical tank.... I am sure he/she was well cared for...

I should PM SnailTrail whether she has got some Pink, Rose or Purple AS for sale?
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #8
I don't breed apple snails anymore although I still keep a few old timers as pets. I'm more into shrimp now although I still keep/breed other types of snails that require less tank space.

I do have asolene spixi (zebra apple snails) for sale so PM me if interested.
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #9
No, he does not behave himself I put him in my planted tank temporarily and it ended up looking like a horde of locusts had attacked it.
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Re: Thinking of getting some apple snails #10
Oh dear!!! I have to keep it in mind I would be very upset if that happened!!!