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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blue Mystery Snail?

I just got to of these guys .

Anyone no anything about them?

Such as:
What they eat?
Are they some sort of apple snail?


Or anything good about them

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Yes, it is probably an apple snail . They are messy and need good filteration and at least a 10-gallon aquarium....they get big!

The Apple Snail (Ampullariidae) Website is a great snail-related website.

The species you have is probably Pomacea bridgesii. They actually live in the wild where you live...though I bet they don't have blue shells!

They eat fish flakes and algae wafers. If you do indeed have a Pomacea bridgesii then they aren't big vegetable eaters but will often munch on cucumbers...boil or cook it in the microwave for a short amount of time to make it soft and remove the skin.

If you have a different species then the care is different. So if you got a clear picture that would help .




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Actually they are kinda bluee . I am going to get a picture later this evening tho .
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Actually they are kinda bluee . I am going to get a picture later this evening tho .
I meant the ones in the wild probably aren't blue . But who knows.

Can't wait for pics .




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Oh, lol, so how long do you think i should put the cucumber in the microwave for? Also, will it sink?
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Oh, lol, so how long do you think i should put the cucumber in the microwave for? Also, will it sink?
About thirty seconds or so...maybe a bit shorter. Just let it cool off for a while before feeding it. If you left on a bit of skin it's more likely to sink. If it doesn't you can try weighing it down with something.

But even if it floats the snail shouldn't have problems anyways . And the fish will probably eat some.

Remove any un-eaten pieces so they don't rot.




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Remove it after how long?
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Remove it after how long?
I don't really know. I've fed cucumbers to my cory cats and would leave it in overnight and remove it the next morning. So you could do that...put it in at night and take it out when you wake up. I do the same for algae wafers but they always eat those fast.




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Oh, Ok, I just put them in .
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