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Old 12-13-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
 
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Cichlids and snails?

Will the cichlid kill my snails becuase I have them together and they seem to be doing fine for now. I cant find anything else or think of any algea eating that the cichlids wont kill. I hear many differnt sides and I believe the snails would be ok becuase they have protection but I wanted others opinion.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
 
Cichlids being, for the most part, both herbivorous, omnivorous, or meat eaters. may develope a taste for escargot when given the chance. I have never had good luck mixing the two.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:16 AM   #3
 
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What species are these cichlids and snails?
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:20 PM   #4
 
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I have african cichlids and mystery snails.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:53 PM   #5
 
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I have african cichlids and mystery snails.
I'm pretty sure the mystery snails can protect their mollusks with a "trapdoor". I could be wrong though. But on another note, I wouldn't risk it. Do you have another tank for the snails?
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
 
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Well I want the snails to be in the tank because I need something to Eat algea and crud. But yeah they always go in there shell if cichlid trys to pick on them but I never see it happen.
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