Re: Apple Snails
Justin Frese says:
> Does anyone keep these guys bigger than 1 to 1.5 inches? They
>are called "Apple Snails" for a reason! At our local shop. hey have
>a few that are at LEAST three inches across. I think they are pretty
>impressive looking. With a pretty impressive price ($12 dollars). I
>know these things will ravage any tank like a rabbit in a carrot
>field. Does anyine keep them this big?
I have a pair of "Golden" Apple Snails that are about 2.5-3" big. They
seem to eat mostly dead plant material and also took care of my beard
algae problem. They do not touch brush algae as far as I can tell. I have
not noticed any plant leave damage that is obviously caused by the snails.
The only problem is they breed like crazy and now I have about 100 0.5-1
cm baby apples in the tank also. Did you say $12 each? Looks like I will
soon be able to afford that MH unit :-).
John Y. Ching (jyching at watnow_uwaterloo.ca) |
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab |
Department of Systems Design Engineering |
University of Waterloo, Canada |