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Old 12-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #1 
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betta cory and snail question

could a betta corys and apple snail all live together in peace and harmony in a 10 gal tank?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #2 
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Well, peace and harmony isn't really in most bettas. Some are quite nice and some can kill any other inhabitants. It's really a 75% chance of making sure everything is good. In general, they can perfectly coexist together. As long as the Cories are Pygmies and that the water parameters match it will be fine. Snails need hard water due to their shell so you should really test your tank.

Also, make sure the tank is heated and cycled.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #3 
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how does one get hard water if i have soft water
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #4 
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You really can't. All you can do is add tons of calcium supplements in hopes they can build their shell faster than the acidic water breaks it down.
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Yeah, and changing the water's parameters will be hard on the inhabitants because it can fluctuate. Snails aren't that great anyway.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #6 
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coral and shells will harden the water.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #7 
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and they will look pretty :D
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #8 
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^^ Bettas need soft water!

The nerite snail's probably better.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #9 
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Bettas don't need soft water.. They can go in hard or soft.. That's why they're pretty popular. Their fins and their adaptability. And yes, shells harden water. You can only get snails in hard water.
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