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Are goldfish compatible with snails?
Old 01-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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Are goldfish compatible with snails?

I am getting a new goldfish and I was wondering if I could keep snails with it. If so, are there certain species that would be better?

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:29 PM   #2
 
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hi pet! how are you?glad to see you are on.i keep nerites with my goldies.i use them because some smaller more prolific snails reproduce quickly,and the young snails can be a choking hazard.especially snails with conical shells.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:24 AM   #3
 
What Sandy said, I wouldn't just because I despise snails. They are the rats of the aquatic world.

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #4
 
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Thanks, guys :) I just wanted to know if a couple mysteries would be okay with them.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
 
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i have seen many mysteries kept with goldies.they will eat the small ones. you just need to make sure the snails are getting their fair share of food.

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #6
 
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I am getting a new goldfish and I was wondering if I could keep snails with it. If so, are there certain species that would be better?

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It depends on what snail you get and how big they get. If your goldfish grows 3 times the size of your snail then he/she will probably eat the snail. If the snails are tropical then... No.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
 
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Mystery snails can be kept with goldfish as long as you have the room. They are messy little snails! The goldies won't be able to eat the size you can get at most pet stores which are the size of a large marble.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #8
 
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It depends on what snail you get and how big they get. If your goldfish grows 3 times the size of your snail then he/she will probably eat the snail. If the snails are tropical then... No.
Yeah, if your goldfish grow larger than 6 inches then full-grown mystery snail will be eaten.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #9
 
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Yeah, if your goldfish grow larger than 6 inches then full-grown mystery snail will be eaten.
That's not true. Just because the fish is 6" doesn't mean it can eat a golfball.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
 
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That's not true. Just because the fish is 6" doesn't mean it can eat a golfball.

I agree. The mouth is only so big....
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