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PostSubject: Apple snails & plants.   Thu May 07, 2009 6:24 am

I know that Apple snails eat "green" matter, but do all Apple snails eat plants?.

Another thing, I used to keep some with Anubias & Ferns, they didn't seem to touch them & eat mostly fish foods. Anybody noticed this?.

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PostSubject: Re: Apple snails & plants.   Fri May 08, 2009 10:31 am

Looking at apple snails in a very general way, most of the species do eat plants. However, the most common species by far (Pomacea bridgesii) does not eat plants, except in special circumstances when it is starving, and is thus safe in a planted aquarium.

Species like giant Canas snails and Marisia species do eat plants.
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