what is the minimum temp that you can keep apple snails? I recently rehomed my apple snail cos he was eating my plants but now he is being bullied so i would like him back... need to organise a cheap set up quick... but nothing's ever cheap where these pets are concerned lol any advice greatly appreciated
The optimal water temperature for apple snails lays between 18 to 28°C (65-82°F). As with many cold-blooded animals, apple snails are more active at higher temperatures. At higher temperatures, they eat faster, creep faster and they grow faster. Also higher temperatures mainly induce the reproduction of the apple snail. At lower temperatures (18°C/65°F) the apple snail enters a dormancy state in which they creep away in the mud and become very inactive. Temperatures below 18°C/65°F should be avoided as the mortality rate quickly increases.
thanks both for the replies... i've just been out and got a 28 l tank for him just need to sort a heater out!!!!!... i do have a spare 100 w one but too strong i think. what do you all think? and the filter is a fluval 2 plus and i have plenty of mature filter media to spare... will the filter be too strong as well?