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post #1 of 16 Old 08-02-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery Snails eat dead fish?

I noticed one of my guppies wasn't looking too good. When I returned home, there was no sign of the guppy anywhere. Is it possible a pair of mystery snails could have eaten it, if it died?
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-02-2010, 11:03 PM
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do you have any other fish in that tank?

10 gallon (Aquarius the betta)
30 gallon tall (currently in progress) 4 black skirt tetras.
55 gallon planted: 4 Three Spot Gourami, 4 young Angelfish, 5 young clown loaches. (don't worry, they are getting a larger tank), 1 bristlenose pleco, 3 otto cats, 4 guppies, & 1 corydora.

Jack (the bunny). Sakura, Mouse, Wookie (the guinea pigs).

My Cats: Yoda (hand raised FCK kitten), Patch (one eyed rescued stray), Charlie, Costello, Blue, Mamma, Dixie , Precious, Sadie (all rescued strays)
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 12:06 AM
i woke up to find bones in he tank.my shrimp id it.snails do eat meat too ocasionally

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 12:27 AM
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crazy scavengers.

10 gallon (Aquarius the betta)
30 gallon tall (currently in progress) 4 black skirt tetras.
55 gallon planted: 4 Three Spot Gourami, 4 young Angelfish, 5 young clown loaches. (don't worry, they are getting a larger tank), 1 bristlenose pleco, 3 otto cats, 4 guppies, & 1 corydora.

Jack (the bunny). Sakura, Mouse, Wookie (the guinea pigs).

My Cats: Yoda (hand raised FCK kitten), Patch (one eyed rescued stray), Charlie, Costello, Blue, Mamma, Dixie , Precious, Sadie (all rescued strays)
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 12:53 AM
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Yeah I thought the same thing..thought they would choose veggies over meat. When my husband had temporarily put his black neons in my tank with golden snails..one fish died and 2 of the snails were like fighting over the dead body.. So then I figured i am going to start adding meaty food to their diet.. Something else surprised me to..I was told that golden snails will eat your plants..they don't even bother them..guess i keep them well fed though.
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 01:35 AM
the algae eater attack plants too so beig well fed does keep the plants safe =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 01:38 AM
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I keep a Bellagio Buffet for mine now..started out a small China Buffet...but now extraordinary!
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 01:42 AM
lol spoiled snails =) escargot anyone?

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 01:52 AM
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 01:53 AM
kidding i'm not French ...

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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