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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Brightly Colored Snails: Beautiful Aquarium Pets


Pick your aquarium pet among these pretty snails.

Snails are members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. This article focused on colorful land and freshwater snails. Yes, believe it or not there are species of colorful snails. Here they are...

Trivia:

*Giant Apple Snail orPomacea maculata is the largest freshwater snail, with a diameter of up to 15 cm and a mass of over 600 g.

*Syrinx aruaanus is the biggest of all snails. It is an Australian marine species which can grow up to 77.2 cm or 30 inches in length and 18 kg 40lbs in weight.

Spike-topped Apple Snail


Spike-topped Apple Snail also commonly called Mystery Snail is definitely of of the most beautiful snail on Earth. Scientifically named Pomacea bridgesii, is a South American species of freshwater snail with gills. It is endemic to Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Like other colorful species of snail, it is often keep as an aquarium pet because of its wide range of shell colors, lack of appetite for live plants, and ease of care.

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