African Giant Snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Emil Jóhann, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Emil Jóhann

    Emil JóhannNew MemberMember

    I was wondering if someone in this forum have keept these snails as pets! I really want one. How do i take care of them and what kind of tank is right for them, thanks Emil.

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  2. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    What I can tell you is that the USDA considers this snail to be even more invasive than the true apple snail. It’s illegal in the US to own one. Another little tidbit is the can carry and transmit many human diseases not to mention the lovely parasites. I do like that you can actually hold them for long periods of time. My apple snail was fine for 30-45 minutes but then he wanted back in the water. The other one didn’t like to play. They’re illegal to own too. :(
     
  3. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    Lots have water snails. I would say throw some greens in every once in a while and keep the tank humid
     
  4. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    This isn’t a water snail it’s terrestrial. :)
     
  5. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, I know, she asked if anyone here kept snails
     
  6. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    I know, I was kidding. I just liked the way you said water snail. Thought it was cute. :)
     
  7. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    Awww
    thanks aquatic there I couldn't do such a long word on a phone with out type os so I moved to a computer:)
     
  8. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Understand completely. I have to use Siri and I have to have it read back because sometimes what I said and what Siri printed are totally different. I mean like the difference between green leaf and snow plow.

    Oh, one more thing. These snails require a whole lot more than a few greens every once in a while. Voracious appetites. Will eat leaves, bark, stems, stalks, fruit, flowers, bones, other snails. By the ton. They are hungry. And the poo. Oh my the poo. Then there’s the whole washing the slime off yourself thing. :)
     
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    Emil Jóhann

    Emil JóhannNew MemberMember

    He
     
  10. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    So you are a He? I was guessing
     
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  12. Redshark1

    Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    Make sure you can maintain the temperatures they need all year round.
     
  13. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    Ooh!! What'd I miss?? I got a pair Scoot (left) and Boogie (right) Those guys are awesome!
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  14. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I don’t have snails, but I do have isopods!
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    I have about a thousand of them.
     
  15. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    Ha! So did I in my old place. They lived in the walls.