Snail market

If you have a snail market regarding apple snails and you cannot find the answer in the other pages you have arrived at the right spot. However, please take a look to see if your question isn’t already listed here before mailing me.

And please consider posting a message in the Apple snail discussion board instead. Note that I do not mind to answer questions or to receive comments, on contrary, but it’s quite boring to get the same questions over and over again. If you find it hard to locate specific information, go to the index page, were a keyword-based index and a site map are available. The ‘How to recognise an apple snails? The ‘Diseases’ section for information about snail-health and diseases. How do I know if my snail is an apple snail? What exactly should I feed my apple snail?

I place romaine lettuce at the bottom. Do Apple Snails eat aquarium plants? How can I see if a have a male or a female apple snail? I’m planning to buy a couple of apple snails. How to control the snails once they start reproducing? Do I need to make a place for my snail to lay her eggs? Maybe something out of the water?

How big can I expect them to get? One of my snails has lost a tentacle. Are there sorts of fish I have to look out for that could eat my snails? I have noticed that some species try to eat their tentacles.

How well can an apple snail tolerate cichlid-salt? Are mystery snails also apple snails? Or are they different types of snails? Or are they active during the whole year?

I bought an apple snail and the new part of its shell is growing in a lighter colour and also irregular. The older part of my snail’s shell is getting little wormholes. Will my snail suffer from this? My apple snail is missing the top of its shell.

I noticed an empty shell in my aquarium. Do other snails or fish eat the body of a dead snail? How old do apple snails get? Will my apple snail survive the cold winter months in my pond? Or should I take the snail out the pond during this period? My snails are inactive for most of the time.

The temperature is OK and the fish seem to be healthy. My snail is floating around for a day now. Is this also an apple snail? How long does it take for the eggs to hatch? Were can I buy apple snails? Do apple snail produce eggs during the whole year?

Do apple snails eat fish or other creatures? My fish have a disease and I want to treat them. Can those chemicals harm my snails? Can I eat my apple snails? And any suggestions how to prepare them?