Thread: Apple Snails + heat + salt?
01-07-2013, 08:38 PM #1
Apple Snails + heat + salt?
90 FW has ich and am using Heat (86F) and salt (1 Tblspoon/5 gal) as treatment.
I've been searching for answers on how this will affect my apple snails.
Do I need to worry about them in the heat and with the added salt? I suspect I'm looking at at least 7 more days of both. I've had the heat cranked up for 4 days but am adding the salt today and tomorrow and got to worrying about the snails.
If I should move them out of the 90, it's my understanding that while snails don't get ICH that they can carry the parasite so most likely I'd have to set up a hospital tank for them instead of placing them in my 30 gal. Any suggestions for an environment that will not stress them over much?
Last edited by fishmommie; 01-07-2013 at 08:43 PM.30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
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