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any chance of plants with fl apple snail?

Does anyone else have any of these? My male is still small - but growing quick. So far I've seen info saying if any live plants with this type of snail and they will be gone.

So wondering if anyone has experience with them and success with live plants and if so what plants.
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i had apples in one of my low tech tanks. it had ferns. crypts and mosses in it and the only thing that i can say for sure that they munched on was the frogbit on the surface



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And that's a FAS?

I'd love to see picts of them!
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Pomacea paludosa
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theyw ill eat plants. I have several hundred here and they are voracious.
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theyw ill eat plants. I have several hundred here and they are voracious.
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That's what I'd seen so far reading and just wanted to double check other's personal experiences.

Here is Moe, he's still pretty little right now.



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that almost looks like a haustrum. adorable.
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I recently got an applesnail that looks like yours. So far it has eaten 5 crypts, 2 baby swords, a ton of stems and a lily bulb. It turns out to be a canas not a diffusa. But I'm far from an expert. I still can't see the difference in the swirl.
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that almost looks like a haustrum. adorable.

Ok, what is a haustrum? I wouldn't be surprised if it was miss id'ed
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Pomacea haustrum- just another of the large apple snails. It can be REALLY almost impossible to tell what species they are until they get a bit of size on them. Once they do, you can look at the whorls, the channel, and the shape of the operculum and opening to try and figure it out. www.applesnail.net has pictures that can help.
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another plant eater to avoid are columbian rams horn snails. they are quite pretty but will clear a tank fast. the one plant i was able to keep with them was horn wort though.
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apple snails

They will devour any and all plants
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I've started him off with a few floaters, he has not cleared the tank of all of them and it's been over a week. I do not at all fool myself into thinking when he's bigger he won't, but I'm going to try offering him a variety of plants that produce faster and I don't mind if I lose what I give him.

He was not a fan of water lettuce before, but I was having some issues witht hose melting at that time so will have to try again when I have more grown up and see if the same holds true. I'll update in awhile of whatelse I gave him is still left.
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he'd mostly eaten the java moss and water sprite, the hornwort doesn't look bothered much.
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