07-05-2007, 12:36 PM
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Going to get a snail, but need some clarification.
However I would like to select one that does not rape my tank with babies.
So thanks to my trusty magazines and internet, I've decided on the Mystery Snail, or Apple Snail. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this specie does NOT reproduce frivolously when kept as a solitary specimen due to it's sexual nature. However, can it store sperm? I've heard of some snails storing sperm for later use. Also, this is the ONLY freshwater snail that has a siphon for air, right? I need to know if it is because I don't want any mistakes at my LFS, accidentally getting a different type of snail and then it reproducing in my main tank. This siphon will make it quite simple to select the correct specie as it should be extended.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!