Apple Snail (Pomacea diffusa)
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These are larger aquatic snails with bright golden color. Since they are voracious eaters, they are used by many breeders in breeding tanks and large fish rearing tanks to eat unwanted settled down food wastes. They are herbivorous in nature but eat fish food when given. These are very easy to care for snails.
To breed them, one needs both male and female snails of this species. When there is enough water temperature and food, they will breed. Females carry the sperm from males and will infuse it in their eggs. These eggs are attached above the water surface. Therefore one must provide at least 10 cm height above the water level in order to breed them.
Pomacea diffusa which is commonly called spiked topped apple snail, is a species of freshwater snails. It is an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the ampullariidae.
The shell of this apple snail species has about 5 to 6 whorls. The most special characteristic of the shell are the square shoulders and almost 90° sutures. The shell opening (aperture) is large and oval, the umbilicus is large and deep. The size of the shell varies from 40-50 mm wide and 45-65 mm high. The spire is high and sharp, Due to that it is often called a spike-topped apple snail.
The colour varies from yellow, green to brown, with or without dark spiral bands. Due to cultivated mutations white and blue variations are obtained in the current market. The yellow variation is well known in the aquarium trade as the golden mystery snail. This variation was originally generated in Florida (U.S.A.) and has then spread in the aquarium trade. The white variations are sometimes called the ivory snail in the aquarium world.
Prefers dead and rotting plants and artificial foods like fish food. It doesn’t eat healthy plants unless no other food is available. This makes the Pomacea diffusa snail a good choice for planted aquaria.
This species is relatively inactive during the day. It can often be found on the bottom where it’s searching for food or remains hidden in the mud most activity during the night.
The operculum is moderately thick and corneous. The structure is concentric with the nucleus near the centre of the shell. The colour of the operculum varies from light to dark brown. The operculum can be retracted in the aperture (shell opening).
This species is commonly used in aquariums, and widely seen in aquatic markets.
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