Snail Behavior

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February 24th, 2013, 12:35 pm #1

At the moment, I have 3 snails in a 3 gallon tank: A Golden Inca, A Black Mystery, and a Nerite. The Inca is about 1-1/2" diameter, the Mystery about 3/4", and the Nerite about 1/2". They mainly stick to the sides of the the tank and eat algae, although I throw a shrimp pellet in daily, which disappears overnight.
Here's the weird part: The Inca gets on top of the Mystery, immobilizing it with its foot, and does something to it. While this is going on, the Mystery is about 1/4" out of its shell, and moves around as if in distress. After these episodes, the Mystery seems unharmed. I read conflicting information about whether or not these types of snails will attack each other. I don't know the sex of either of the snails.
The nerite seldom comes off the sides, and seems uninvolved.
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Ducky
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February 24th, 2013, 4:13 pm #2

Both Inca and Mystery Snails are varieties of Apple Snails. Therefore my guess is they mated.
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Wrod
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February 25th, 2013, 2:26 am #3

+1
also you can tell which is the male by looking under the shell opposite of the side where the breathing tube is
and if their is something that looks like a sack... thats the penis...
dont try forcing the snail to see it just look for it when its moving around

also ramshorns mate the same way except ramshorns are tiny and dont overlap each other

my apple snail is a guy btw thats how i know this stuffs


also if algae grows on their shells its not harmful, sort of like a beard on a human, the snails usually eat it off each other
im letting the algae grow on mine i think it looks cool
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March 2nd, 2013, 4:28 pm #4

omg i wouls like a free snail :) if they mate and have offsprings gimme one :P

or you can cook them french man style :P
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March 2nd, 2013, 6:53 pm #5

idk about shipping live animals...
but most pet stores will give them to you for free because they consider them pests
or you can buy live plants, they usually hitch a ride on them
thats how i got mine

and they did make babies btw
its like a new batch of babies every few weeks
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March 7th, 2013, 10:42 pm #6

also they apparently love sand
as in if you put some in a corner of an aquarium they will all stay around the sand
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March 17th, 2013, 8:00 pm #7

ive just learned something slightly disturbing about them from my experiment tank

whenever 2 snails are competition for each other they fight to the death and the loser gets eaten by the victor which also seems to attract other snails for it to mate with

i find it weird too considering they are hermaphrodites

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March 5th, 2016, 1:18 am #8

I hope this is the right place to ask this. I picked up a medium size Golden Apple Snail today AKA Mystery Snail but I read in some places on this forum that Apple Snails will harm and can even kill Triops. Is this right? Also if the snail wont harm my triops will they eat my Triops eggs? If this isn't the right place for this just let me know.
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March 5th, 2016, 1:29 am #9

I've heard that they can be kept together but i'm not really sure.
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Joined: February 26th, 2016, 11:48 pm

March 5th, 2016, 2:12 am #10

I read on My Triops website that Apple Snails are excellent to keep with Triops but ive also seen people say distilled or reverse osmosis water is best for hatching but any instructions ive ever recieved say to never use those waters and to only use natural spring water bottled at the source and I use natiral spring water from a local spring that has good calcium in it and I have never had any problems hatching, molting, or raising. So maybe its in the eye of the beholder.
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