Bellamya chinensis

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Common Names: Trapdoor Snail
Chinese Mystery Snail
Asian Apple Snail
Asian Freshwater Snail
Salinity: Freshwater
Distribution: Native to Southeast Asia and Eastern Russia through Japan. Invasive in some of California, Washington State, Michigan, and Ohio and heavily throughout Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine.
Care: Minimum aquarium size of 5 gallons. Undemanding to ph, lighting, and water quality (if fish can live in it, they can). Will not overpopulate tanks but will voraciously eat live plants. Very suitable for ponds, can overwinter. Do not keep in ponds if there is any risk whatsoever of them being connected to other waterways. DO NOT RELEASE!!! There are already many invasive populations in the US and other countries, as they are a very hardy snail.
Feeding: No special treatment required.Eats live plants, algae, waste, and pretty much anything.
7°C - 29°C
45°F - 84°F
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
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Submitted By: jack2224
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