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post #1 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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35 gallon hex for huge snail.

At pet supermarket, I came across a large apple snail about the size of a lime. Will he be OK in a 35 gallon hex? His tank mates would be 1 dwarf gourami, 6 swordtails and 4 platys. The pH is neutral (7.0). Will my filter be able to handle the waste he produces (it's a canister filter, 350 gph)?

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 08:23 PM
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Don't quote me on this, but i dont feel like a snail produces a whole lot of waste, and none of the fish you listed sound as if they eat snails. You can look them up in the profiles, but i'm 90% sure you would be ok.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-29-2012, 08:00 PM
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it should be fine.. but the size of a lime? wow that is huge!

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2012, 06:45 AM
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Pomacea canaliculata do poop a lot. A lot of snails do contrary to what you think. I assume this snail must be a cana. The only FW snails I.know that grow that size would be canaliculata complex particularly insularums. Pics please?

A 35g is fine. What's the filtration rate? Need to increase pH to at least 7.6 to minimize shell erosion. Apple snails are prone to that in soft acidic waters.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-30-2012, 04:02 PM
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On the topic of snails, mine died, he killed himself :( I came home and one of my tetras was dead and got sucked into my filter, so im guessing my snail went after it, and he got stuck into the filter too, so they were both dead :(
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My filter is a 350gph canister.

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On the topic of snails, mine died, he killed himself :( I came home and one of my tetras was dead and got sucked into my filter, so im guessing my snail went after it, and he got stuck into the filter too, so they were both dead :(
check the parameters .. fish don't usually just "die" like that.

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