08-30-2010, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Russell
Inga all the information around says that mystery snails are opportunists and will eat whatever is available with out discrimination. However, my experience has been that they prefer decaying plant matter, then softer algae like the common brown algae (not brush), then algae based foods (flake is usually colored and dried algae). But, I have seen them eat frozen and freeze dried shrimp and krill when my puffer was finished eating. I've heard of snails eating dead fish as well, but like most of you here I head count fish daily and notice sick fish quickly and remove to quarantine or as soon as they pass if quarantine is not possible and they do not make it so I can not confirm this.
Well goodness I certainly hope they won't go after my fish or my plants. So far, they have been kept busy with the dead plant material, algae and food left overs, I guess. They will get evicted if they start getting too hungry. They really are fascinating to watch though.