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    Hi. I currently have 2 apple snails in my 30 gal community tank - a yellow and a blue. I LOVE them - they are so interesting to watch.
    They seem to be very healthy snails, are very active and good eaters. I feed them algae tabs and veggie pellets and always keep fresh zuccinhi, or watermelon or cucucumber in the tank for them and the BNP which they devour. And of course, they are always working the sides and bottom of the tank as well as the artificial plants.

    Since I've had them - approx 3 months - they have doubled in size.
    Questions:
    1) How big do these suckers get? LOL If they keep doubling in size every 3 months, I'll have to get them a tank all their own soon.
    2) Today I noticed that the blue snail has a little hole in its shell about the size of a small grain of sand. I can see through the blue shell to the dark gray snail matter. Is this something I should be worried about? And if so, is there anything I should be doing about it?

    thanks. I really like these guys and want to make certain I'm doing right by them.
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    Sounds like your snails could use a little more calcium in their diet. Try some of the calcium rich foods in the below thread

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=71890

    They can get as big as about 3 inches across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    1) How big do these suckers get? LOL If they keep doubling in size every 3 months, I'll have to get them a tank all their own soon.
    2) Today I noticed that the blue snail has a little hole in its shell about the size of a small grain of sand. I can see through the blue shell to the dark gray snail matter. Is this something I should be worried about? And if so, is there anything I should be doing about it?

    I really like these guys and want to make certain I'm doing right by them.
    I don't know much about them, But these guys do.
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    thanks guys. Looks like I need to get my blue boy some spinach. And it also sounds like they can get even bigger!

    Appreciate the responses and helpful links!
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    I had 1 that grew to about the size of a tennis ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADIN
    I had 1 that grew to about the size of a tennis ball
    Holy cow! These two are about ping pong ball size right now ... and still growing.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    it depends a lot on actual species and unfortunately apple snails
    aren't really labeled well in the aquarium industry. In my home country(thailand)
    you can find apple snails the size of oranges and grapefruit in the canals.

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