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Old 04-16-04, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Snail :)

Here's my apple snail. I know it's kind of weird, but I love this guy. I bought him when he was the size of a nickel. I pretty much got him to keep my tank clean.

Well, it took him no time to eat all of the live plants in my tank. So I got plastic ones and continued to feed him greens. In 8 months, he's gotten huge and has become my fav. critter in my tank and he only cost me a couple of dollars . He lets me hand feed him. I was doing some maintainence and decided to let him out for a second for pics.







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Thats the collest pet ever lol...what tank did he clean for you? What type of enclosure/habitat would it need..
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Here's a link for them. http://www.applesnail.net/
He's in a fresh water tank with tropical fish. Unfortunately, the only thing he cleaned up were my live plants - lol. I don't usually handle him or anything, but I was cleaning and I took him out for a minute to take the pics. You can buy them at any pet store, people buy them as feeders for monitors as well. Thanks!

Edit: Oh, I think that I'd like to get a Giant African land snail. Will anyone be selling them at the show?

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Our applesnail laid 200 eggs, they should hatch within the week.

They are very cool critters - yours looks like it may be albino or something. I saw a few leucistic applesnails last week, and only the foot is white.

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that is crazy...I didn't know that snails got that big
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I used to have a couple in my aquarium...i LOVED them and can't wait to get more (once my tank has fish in it again )
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Thanks guys I would love to see a leucistic. He may be albino, his eyes are red.

Ryan, congrats! Do you breed them for your monitors or as pets?

Yness, these guys can get up to 5 ", you can actually see in the second picture where his growth started with me. If there is a ridge in the shell, it means that's where growth has stopped. This usually happens because of being in transit to pet stores and what not.

I think that Giant African Land Snails are the biggest, getting up to 8". I would really like to get one. Apparently, they don't need a mate to lay fertile eggs. Can these be fed to monitors like the apple snails? I'm curious because they lay like 100 eggs at a time and I doubt that I could find homes for them all. I could maybe sell them as feeders as well.

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Some species of giant land snail lay 100 eggs ..some only 20 ... it varies ...I am currently working with an unknown species ... a few offspring have been sent to the Toronto Zoo last June for observation ... and will soon be sent to Ottawa for ID... Mine lay between 30 -40 eggs ...and hatch in approx. 5-7 days ... Some take months to hatch ... so it varies ... I always have some available .... so Pm OR EMAIL me ... I live in Oshawa. Good luck and nice snail
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I have two of those my self they live with my african claw frogs
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feeders for savannahs eh? How much are those...how many dollers lol
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Here is a link to an add for applesnails
http://www.ssnakess.com/forums/showt...threadid=41724

Keep in mind, I was having some fun with the classified add. I never thought any one would appreciate breeding for temperment, until I saw the pictures at the begginning of this post.

I hope to sell many of the applesnails, but I may save some as breeders, and use the resultant offspring as a treat for the monitors.

We had Giant African Land snails - but unfortunately they dried out, and did not survive. They are also technically illegal without a CFIA permit - something we found out after we bought them. They also come in Leucistic.

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LOL, your add is cute Birth certificates eh - lol! I just like this guy. I think that they make cool pets too. Would the giants be safe to feed to an adult sav?

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lol thats cool, my friend used to breed applesnails a ton and they were pretty cool pets.
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We had about 100 more eggs!!!! I'm gonna be ritch!!!!!

With any purchase of 10 or more applesnails, I might include a T-shirt that says "I (heart) snails!" - it's gonna catch on, I can feel it!!!!

Oh, and you can feed Giant African Land snails to Savanna monitors - but it is cruel to the snail. Have you ever heard a snail scream? They have feelings too you know.

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thaey are too cool man. My mom freaked when I said I wanted one though

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