Members of the Ampullariidae family are either male or female. The sex of snails can be determined if they are the same age, have been kept in the same environment, and are fed the same foods in which case, then the female will be larger than the male. Eggs are laid in clutches above the waterline on vegetation and generally at night, anywhere between 10 to 600 eggs can be laid. Depending on the temperature, eggs hatch after two to three weeks. The young will eat the same diet as the adults.
Pomacea sp. will eat algae, plants, vegetables, flake food, frozen foods, and live foods.