Thread: Mystery/Apple Snail question.
10-21-2012, 10:22 PM #1
Mystery/Apple Snail question.
I added 2 Mystery snails to my tank before it was completely cycled. Unfortunately both of them died.
I really enjoyed them and I want to add 2 more to my tank since it has finally cycled.
I have read that they do better in "established" tanks. My 36 gallon has been cycled for 1 week.
Can I add a couple of Mystery snails and keep them alive now?
10-22-2012, 12:40 AM #2
Sorry to say that: You are not yet established.
We are talking months here, Six or so is the beginning of "established" to my mind.
Others may have varying opinions on that though as it is very subjective.
What is comes down to essentially is that your tank parameters are stable and your tank is just cruising along effortlessly between WC.
IF you get to that spot and maintain it I wouldn't see an issue with trying the snails although obviously the better shape your tank is in... the better.
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10-22-2012, 12:44 AM #3Originally Posted by 850R
I'll wait 6 months.
My wife is pregnant so I am currently waiting a little over that anyway. :)
10-22-2012, 12:48 AM #4
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10-22-2012, 12:53 PM #5Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
10-22-2012, 06:41 PM #6
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10-22-2012, 06:51 PM #7
A new baby and new snails at the same time
FYI - I had the same trouble you did. My snails died in my new tanks with perfect water perimeters. I waited a few months and tried again, adding 2 apple snails - a gold and a blue. they are now THRIVING! they've tripled in size and are incredibly active and so much fun to watch. It will be worth the wait.30 gal FW:dw gourami, cory cats, ABN pleco, Colombian & Serpae tetra, nerites & mystery snails
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10-22-2012, 11:19 PM #8
before you purchase snails, you should have your water tested for copper. You can usually get your tap water readings from your water company. if there are traces of copper in the tap water you use to do water changes and fill your tank, it will kill your snails. Just a heads up.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.