I'm getting some snails (MTS, ramshorns) for my tanks but I noticed that two of my tanks aren't good for snails right now-
One has guppies... I've never seen them pick on a snail, but I've found a dead snail and they seem to be trying to climb out of the tank even after water changes.
I placed a few in a tank with Green Terror fry- needless to say, they've dissappeared.
and my 5G planted is having huge ammonia spikes and I want the plants to have time to absorb any micronutrients that might be in the soil substrate so they don't kill the snails (iron, copper, zinc, etc)
Could I just put them in a jar (approx 1G) full of dechlor'ed water for a couple days to a week?
Everyone says they need a heater, but since people have also let their gravel dry out in their basement and snails came back, I'd imagine it (a heater) is not neccesary.
Would I need an airstone or would a large clump of hornwort oxygenate the water enough? (enough to cover the water surface with a few inches of floating hornwort)