Fish Species

Apple Snail

Apple Snail - Description

The Apple Snail are a Tropical Freshwater Snail from the Ampullariidae family. They are an attractive and popular addition to any freshwater aquarium.

The Apple snail has both a gill and a lung, it is amphibious. They have a operculum (lid) which they can close to seal themselves inside their shell and prevent them from drying out. Active at night, they spend the day hiding in a sheltered place.

Popular Name: Apple Snail
Species: Ampullariidae

Profile of the Apple Snail

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Apple Snail species.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 18 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Dried food, Frozen Brine Shrimp and Insects

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Freshwater River and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good addition to a community tank

  • Range: North and South America, Africa, Asia

Scientific Classification of the Apple Snail

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Ampullariidae

  • Popular Name: Apple Snail

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Mollusca

  • Class: Gastropoda

  • Family: Ampullariidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Apple Snail

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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