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Do apple snails need heat and filteration?
I have heard these can live in tropical and coldwater aquariums and was just curious to know whether apple snails can live without heat or filteration?
Another question, I got a baby apple snail last week and today part of the opening of the shell snapped off, I have added crushed eggshells to the tank and was wondering how long it will take for the shell to harden?
They can live without heat, provided your house doesn't get too cold, but they really should have some type of filtration as they can be pretty messy.
Do you have a picture of your snail? If the damage is extensive it might not repair and the snail may die.
I do have a filter but not a heater, the tank reachs 80-85 in the day and 60 -65 in the night but I will be getting a heater for the winter.
As for the baby snail, the shell has grown back but its really thin, I have placed cuttlefish bone in the tank and I do feed them veggies that are high in calcium but I guess only time will strengthen it
Ideal temperature for apple snails: 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit.
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