Re: NANFA-L-- Apple snails and fish

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Apple snails and fish
From: James Smith (
Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 14:55:37 CST

Almost forgot, I also have some blues and gold brigs in with some
Heterandria formosa-in-about 72F. They don't grow quite as fast but
other than that are doing well.


On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 15:51:49 -0500, James Smith <> wrote:
> I have canas and brigs in with some mollies (P. latipinna) in a tank
> that is around 75F. I keep some canning salt in the water to prevent
> fuzzy fish and it doesn't seem to bother the snails. In fact they are
> growing like crazy! I don't actually measure the salt but if I had to
> guess I'd say around a tablespoon per ten gallon water change. I dump
> the salt into my hand then toss it in the bucket of new water to
> dissolve it before it goes in the tank, that way no crystals are
> landing on the snails. I actually do 5 gallon water changes, but I'm
> estimating that I remember the salt 50% of the time :-)
> Jim
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 14:15:17 EST,
> <> wrote:
> > The water will be very hard with dissolved substances such as calcium, which
> > is neccessary for apple snails to buil the shell.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew
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