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What To Feed My Apple Snail

what to feed my apple snail
Post by: blackmoorgirl on January 17, 2006, 10:49:30 AM
 ??? hi was wondering what i should feed my apple snail. He seems to like to eat the food that my other fish do not want off the bottom. I was just wondering if he needs somethign special? Thanks!

Title: Re:what to feed my apple snail
Post by: Zero on January 17, 2006, 10:59:59 AM
he's scavenge the bottom, eat shrimp pellets if you have any. he may be interested in veggies, aswell. Maybe blanch him some lettuce?

Title: Re:what to feed my apple snail
Post by: dementedlullaby on January 17, 2006, 12:45:55 PM
blanching really kills all the good stuff in veggies. I wouldn't eat blanched food either haha :).

Basically whatcha wanna feed him is slightly microwaved veggies. I'm talking 10 seconds here. I feed my little guys veggies every 2 days and the occasional piece of a banana I don't want anymore LOL.

here's some good ideas :

carrots are great, but will make them poop orange. It's kind of funny, but a bit unsightly lol.

Green beans. My snails love 'em.

Colards. MMmmm good

Peas. They go crazy over 'em. but so do my fish lol

shrimp pellets will do well as zero suggested, but won't take the place of veggies. I let 'em have a shrimp pellet as a treat. I don't remember if there's only one kind of good lettuce or one kind of bad lettuce. I know it's something like that lol. So stay away from lettuce until you find out. Basically it doesn't have enough vitamins and stuff in it.

Spinach is supposed to be bad, as is brocolli since it may inhibit their ability to intake calcium which is needed to grow a healthy shell.

There's lots of info at and a great forum riddled with lots of good stuff. I'm a member so stop by and say hi if you check it out ^^

Title: Re:what to feed my apple snail
Post by: blackmoorgirl on January 17, 2006, 01:50:15 PM
Hey thanks for the information! I'll go to the apple snail site tonight! :)

Title: Re:what to feed my apple snail
Post by: TatooedLady on January 30, 2006, 06:20:45 PM
the 'bad' lettuce is the basic green leafed "iceberg" lettuce. It's low in everything but water content.

Title: Re:what to feed my apple snail
Post by: Maekellen on February 01, 2006, 02:51:27 PM
 Kale and Romaine Lettuce are both excellent greens.  They have high calcium contents to help the shell building.  Spinach is good, but has a binding agent in it (I think it's the phosphorous, but not certain) that binds with the calcium and prevents it from being digested, so should only be feed sparingly.

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