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ConorM 01-27-2012 03:53 PM

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)?

lamberb2 01-27-2012 09:23 PM

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.

InvertPlanet 01-29-2012 09:00 PM

it should be fine.. but the size of a lime? wow that is huge!

Lupin 01-30-2012 07:45 AM

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.

lamberb2 01-30-2012 05:02 PM

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 :(

ConorM 01-31-2012 07:14 PM

My filter is a 350gph canister.

InvertPlanet 02-04-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamberb2 (Post 967683)
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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