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post #1 of 6 Old 12-25-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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anyone have mystery snails in with African Cichlids?

just wanted to throw in some snails to clean things up a bit and for something different. i was not sure if the cichlids would try to eat them though.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-09-2009, 02:03 AM
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I have 10 mystery snails in the same 55 gal tank as 13 mbuna cichlids and 2 plecos and 2 peacock eels and everybody gets along great. The only problems that I have are between the cichlids but they are not aggressive towards any of the others except the danios that I used to cycle the tank.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-11-2009, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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how big are your cichlids...that seems like alot for a 55. i only have 11 and they seemed packed
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-11-2009, 01:09 PM
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They are only about one inch to 2 inches. It might be a little over stocked but I have read numerous times over the internet that a slight over stock lowers the aggression and all of my fish get along great with each other.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-11-2009, 10:01 PM
I've read that too .^ That thier the only fish to overstock.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-21-2009, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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this thread is old news...i got my answer. heres what i found. my cichlids are big. they were attacking the mystery snails. the snails never came out of the shell after being attacked by the cichlids. i also think the high ph got to the snail. he didnt survive.

once your cichlids get bigger, they will most likley go after the snails.
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