11-20-2007, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Falina
There are 2 types of Golden Apple snail.
Pomacea bridgesii will not eat plants and grow to about the size of a golfball max.
This type of snail is also typically called a "mystery snail" in many places. As for eating plants, I have seen them strip stalks on plants as fast as they go into the tank. When the mystery snails would come in at the store and we'd put them into planted tanks, the majority of them would wrap themselves around the stalks and strip the leaves and eat them as they work their way up the stalk. The ones I kept in my goldfish tank also devoured plants, in particular bunched plants with thicker stems. These snails also come in a variety of colors, from burgundy, white, gold, brown, and even "blue".