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A.K.A : Achatina (Lissachatina) Fulica, East-African Land snail, Normal, Rodatzi, Jadatzi, Jade, Madagascar Light
Required Temperature : 20-25°C
Required Humidity : 60-70%
Average adult shell length : 12cm
Average adult shell diameter : 6cm
Origin : Kenya & Tanzania, East Africa
Care : [Easy] [Moderate] [Hard]
Achatina Fulica snails are the most common G.A.L.S. found in the pet trade. They are the Easiest of the spices to care for and are a great starter snail. Having said this they are prolific breeders and caution needs to be taken to make sure one doesn’t end up with too many snails. Sexual maturity is usually reached as early as 5 months of age.
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Fulica’s are so popular that their different colourations have their own names:
Fulica Normal - Dark shell & Dark body
Fulica Madagascar Light - Light shell & Dark body
Fulica Rodatzi - Yellow shell & Dark body
Fulica Jadatzi - Yellow shell & White body
Fulica Jade - Dark shell & White body
All these types require the same care, can be housed together,
and will breed with each other.
Lifespan in captivity:
2-5 years, and sometimes up to 8.
Sexual maturity : 5 months
Clutch size : 10-300 eggs
Egg Size : 5mm