New to Snails... Please HELP!

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Ok so firstly what type of snails are these? What do they eat? and basically any information you know about these snails.

Thankyou for any advice ;D
Emily
 

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there're no pictures - did you mean to post any?
 
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oh sorry i will now
 

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Pond snail maybe? I'm on my phone so the pic is small
 
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oh ok... does anyone know anything about them???
 

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That's a mystery snail, Pomacea bridgesii.

Mystery snails eat almost anything: dead fish, leftover fish food, as well as bottom feeder pellets and algae wafers. They occasionally eat algae, however, they will eat blanched veggies, such as lettuce, spinach, and zucchini.

It requires two mystery snails to breed. To get them to breed, feed them well, then lower the water level of the tank a few inches. Soon, you'll see a large clump of reddish-pink eggs stuck to the glass, those are mystery snail eggs. The babies look quite a bit like the adults, just much smaller.

They are quite intelligent, learning how to crawl to the surface of the water and gather as much flake food into their mouths at feeding time.

Pond snails are much smaller (1/2") and have brown shells that are pointed at the end.
 
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how can you tell if they are male or female?
 

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Go find a post by a user named Rainman...he has a picture of how to sex them in his signature...aha, here's one, he's the OP (original poster):
 

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Yes I see it now, they had some of these gold mystery snails in walmart a few weeks back
 
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oh ok are they ment to go above the water? can they breath out of water? (sorry for all the questions).
 

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They have a lung and a syphon that allow them to breathe air or under water.
 

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just to add, if you aren't interested in having baby snails, nerite snails lay eggs, but they cannot hatch in freshwater, they need brackish. plus they are good algae eaters.
 
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