Re: Apple snail shells

>From: hermel at ibm_de
>Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 13:11:32 +0100 (NFT)
>following the thread about apple snails, I wonder if it is possible in my 
>setup to add one or two or if my water is too soft for them to develop 
>healthy shells.
>My setup: KH/GH 3-4, PH (via CO2 injection) 6.7-6.8, tank size 60 gallons,
>temperature 80-83 F, fish are Discus, neon tetras, corys, SAEs, ancistrus.

My guess is that they'll do okay in your tank.  I kept some apple snails in
an angel tank with KH 4 and GH 9 for several years, feeding Wattley's
Discus Formula.  I had huge algae problems, but the snails were happy and
bred regularly.

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