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Apple Snail - Gold Variegated

Apple Snail - Gold Variegated

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PLEASE NOTE: These snails will eat live plants!

CHARACTERISTICS

Tank Level:

Bottom

Minimum Tank Size:

5 Gallons

Diet:

Omnivore

pH:

5.8 - 7.8

General water hardness:

2 - 30 dH

Temperature:

73 F to 81 F (22 C to 27 C)

Temperament:

Peaceful

 

The Variegated Mystery Snail (Pomacea diffusa, formerly known as Pomacea bridgesii.), also referred to as "apple" snails, are a popular tropical aquarium snail species. "Variegated" mystery snails are a hybridized breed of apple snail. They have light oilve/gold bodies with faint uneven spots and stripes on their shells. Their bodies are pale yellow.

Locally bred!

These snails are easy to care for and will thrive under many conditions. These animals only live 1-2 years on average. They are an omnivore that will eat any leftover food or dead plant matter in your aquarium. They will eat algae off of surfaces such as glass, but nerite snails tend to be a better option for algae consumption. They thrive in a variety of temperatures, from the high 60's to low 80's. They typically require a minimum of 5 gallons, as they only reach 2 inches maximum. These snails are notorious for eating live plants; nerite snails are a better option for algae control in planted aquariums!

These snails can be kept with other community fish species. It's best to keep them with non-aggressive community fish; even though these animals are generally well protected by their shell, semi-aggressive tankmates can bite the snail's antennae or body.

Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.