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Old 07-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #1 
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Question salt and snails...

I have to put some aquarium salt in one of my bettas tanks, but there's a snail in there, too. Will the salt affect the snail any? I know that for land snails, salt burns them, but what about water snails?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #2 
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Why are you putting salt in your main tank? if you need to treat it is best to use a small QT that can be floated in the heated tank-attached so it doesn't sink or get knocked around by the filter if you have one.....and then you don't have to worry about salt interaction with other tank mate or live plants....
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The tank is a 1.5g. If it was bigger, then I would move him to a small QT tank or a container, but for such a small tank that doesn't seem to make sense. I just wanted to know whether it would be okay to leave the snail in there, or if I should definitely move him to another tank.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #4 
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I would move him to another tank, if you haven't already. Aquarium salt kills snails depending on the type of snail. Better safe than sorry :)
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:42 PM   #5 
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+1 what Pitluvs said. Salt is not good for snails...
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