Do all snails need hard water?

  1. fbn

    fbn Well Known Member Member

    If so, can you tell me the types than can thrive in soft water. Thanks!
  2. steed1172

    steed1172 Well Known Member Member

    well as far as i know ALL water snails will become pitted by soft water, but soft water has the least affect(least not no affect) on MTS.
  3. Alessa

    Alessa Well Known Member Member

    mysteries or apples will have their shells eroded a bit, but they will do ok in soft water.
  4. Regal

    Regal Well Known Member Member

    MTS will be ok.

    I don't think anything can kill them:;snail
  5. OP

    fbn Well Known Member Member

    Malaysian Trumpet snails=mts? Thanks A LOT everyone!!

    Oh, and are they good algae eaters?? Especially the brown algae?
  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello. I suggest keeping your pH levels above 7.0. Below 7.0 and the water is too acidic and will cause shell damage.
  7. OP

    fbn Well Known Member Member

    I believe I shouldn't have trouble with low ph. When I measure it it is usually on the top of my scale haha.