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Old 03-31-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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salty snails

i just have 1 quick question: what type of snail tolerates high salt/brackish water best Mystery snail?
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There is one that is normally a brackish water snail but is found for freshwater. Sombody else will need to give you a name for it.. sorry
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Re: salty snails

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i just have 1 quick question: what type of snail tolerates high salt/brackish water best Mystery snail?
Mystery snails, usually Pomacea bridgesii or Pomacea canaliculata, are not very tolerant of salt. Olive nerites can be found naturally from pure fresh to pure saltwater, or so I have read. I have never kept Olive nerites though. Here is a pretty good page about them: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...003/invert.htm

More information about mystery snails can be found at:
http://www.applesnail.net
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Olive Nerite Snails, but they live in tidal zones so they'll want to stay above the water line a lot of the time. Make sure you have a lid. Only thing is they will reproduce if they're in brackish where they don't in freshwater.

Malyasian Trumpet Snails will work too. They're livebearers that only reproduce one at a time so they'll repreduce much slower. They burrow in the sand so that's a major plus too.
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okay i think ill just haveto stick with fresher water than i was planning what i want to do is just have a plastic trash can with some snails so that i can just stick some in when thier needed so that i dont have to worry bout them takin over my tanks
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oh i just found out that they are not monacious/hemaphroditic so dont have to worry bout that
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