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10-25-2013, 06:13 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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10 gal for how many apple snails?
I think a 10 gallon tank will be cheaper than a 5 gal set-up that is pre-boxed. I'm intrigued by some of the colorful snails on aquabid, but most are in lots of 10. Is a 10 gal tank big enough to house 10 of these snails?
10-25-2013, 12:37 PM #2
I wouldn't put 10 apple snails in a 10g. They can get quite large and need a lot of calcium for proper shell development. Have you looked at Nerite snails? They have a big variety of different shell patterns which are quite interesting.
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10-25-2013, 03:01 PM #3
I have both nerite and apple snails. I like both of them. If you want to see more activity, you'll want to go with the apples. The nerite are very sedate but very pretty. They will, however, lay tiny white eggs all over your driftwood. They don't hatch but if you might find the white specks unsightly. The apple snails will mate and lay clutches of eggs on your glass above the water line or on the tank lid. if you don't want them reproducing, simply remove the clutches.
If you're worried about lots of 10 being too many, it's possible you will lose some of them along the way anyway. Pet stores or LFS should have snails at a fairly reasonable price so you could purchase as few or as many as you like.. to keep calcium in your tank, you can add a cuddle bone (for birds bought at pet stores) which will add calcium to the water. somewhere here on the forum there is also a list of calcium rich foods.