Golden Apple Snail
The humble Apple snail isn’t appropriate for planted aquariums. They will eat everything. Only entertain if you don’t have any plants or other vegetation in larger aquariums.
These Apple snails can grow to the size of baseballs. Normal colouration includes bands of a yellowish or golden tan.
Native habitats include Brazil, Argentina and more; they live in freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds and swamps. Channeled Apple Snails are a highly invasive species. They rely on grasses and other emergent vegetation growing on their home perimeter to lay eggs. They are scavengers and less selective in their food choice and will devour aquatic vegetation and animal matter. Channeled Apple snails are active at night and prefer darker places in their environment. During light hours, they will remain in the shadow of plants and creep away.
If kept in aquariums, don’t put it past these destructive critters to try and escape. Use a fitted lid to ensure your snail does not crawl away. If you do have an escapee, they will retreat inside their shell and look dead. It is best not to throw them away, instead, put it back in its watery home. There is a high chance the snail will pop back out and be okay!
People still often lose snails to death too soon. One of the main reasons is the lack of calcium in the water. Since this is what makes up their shells, you need to consider what ways you are giving them calcium.
To ensure you get the best quality snail, we order them in at the end of each week, for next week delivery. Straight to your door. This way, we assure you receive healthy, vibrant snails. Doing this means we can also lower our prices for you. Please expect delivery to be Thursday of the following week that you ordered.