Do all snails need hard water?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by fbn, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. fbn

    fbnWell Known MemberMember

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

    steed1172Well Known MemberMember

    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

    AlessaWell Known MemberMember

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

    RegalWell Known MemberMember

    MTS will be ok.

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

    fbnWell Known MemberMember

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

    Oh, and are they good algae eaters?? Especially the brown algae?
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  6. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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

    fbnWell Known MemberMember

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

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