can some one please tell me what the diffrence is between the achatina zebra and achatina varicosa or are these the same and zebra is just a nick name. and can some one please tell me how to care for them please. i am getting 4 snails that were ment to be zebras but the seller is not sure. i will put up pictures when they arrive to make sure they are what they are ment to be. thank you
i am getting 4 snails that were ment to be zebras but the seller is not sure. i will put up pictures when they arrive to make sure they are what they are ment to be. thank you
If these are the "zebra snails" that were on eBay recently, they are almost certainly actually fulica. I saw the listing myself, there is no way they were zebra or varicosa.
If you do manage to get hold of real zebra snails, these are incredibly difficult to care for. They are used to hot temperatures during the day and cold temperatures of around 6c - 8c by night. As you can imagine, it's very very tricky to provide such a variation in temperature, and keep them cool enough overnight. They are also very picky about what they like to eat and it can be very hard to keep them fed.
i got the so called zebras off ebay but people are saying they are ovum i no they are margies take a look at the pics. the person selling them, gave them to me when i brought 2 adult jades from her but they now turn out to be albino retics. she did tell me that she brought them as zebras from a show in doncaster, but since having a narsty e-mail off someone telling her that they werent zebras she removed them and has now said that she has know idea what they are that is why i am trying to now find out what they are.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2010 21:46:28 GMT by rosanna123