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44 Mystery (Apple) Snails




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This article is from the Aquaria: Disease, Algae and Snails FAQ, by Elaine Thompson, Thomas Sasala and George Booth

44 Mystery (Apple) Snails

One of the most beautiful kinds of snails are the Mystery snails.
These snails have a shape similar to the Pond snail, but their spiral
is rounder, and they grow much larger. They can reach tennis-ball size
if well taken care of. The come in many varieties. The snail's body
can be dark, or almost albino (very light with a bright orange speckle
pattern). The shell can be dark, bright orange, albino, or
multi-colored striped (length-wise like the Ramshorn). The Apple snail
variety typically has the multi-colored stripes, with a dark body. In
general these snails don't eat living plants. They prefer algae and
dead plant/animal material (canned spinach will get you a very large
Mystery snail).

 

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