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This is a discussion on Am I crazy? within the Invertebrates forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have kept a apple snail for a few years now. I feed him lettuce,carrots,green beans,peas,zuchinni,grapes,apples,pears,etc. I also house a crayfish with him. The ...

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Old 07-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
 
Am I crazy?

I have kept a apple snail for a few years now. I feed him lettuce,carrots,green beans,peas,zuchinni,grapes,apples,pears,etc. I also house a crayfish with him. The other day I had fed a small "rosie" to the crayfish. He did not come out for the fish. The fish had sat for about an hour on the bottom of the tank. Then I noticed the apple snail heading for the "rosie" at break neck speed! LOL The apple snail ate the feeder fish! DO I have the only carnivorous apple snail in the world? Not that I mind it was really cool to see the snail engulf the small fish! Who knew? Or am I just crazy?
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
 
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I've never seen such tactic.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
 
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Thats is the true usefulness of the Mystery/Apple snail. They will eat dead fish, dead plant matter, other dead snails and any type of food that you throw in there pretty much. The all around clean up artist for most purposes except the one we always seek them out for, eating alage.

Mine mysteries eat the pond snails I smash, ramshorns that die, all types of fish food, lots of different green veggies, prawns, and I would bet a lot of other things I have not tried yet.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
 
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lol thats kind of funny.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
 
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Thats is the true usefulness of the Mystery/Apple snail. They will eat dead fish, dead plant matter, other dead snails and any type of food that you throw in there pretty much. The all around clean up artist for most purposes except the one we always seek them out for, eating alage.
But, Chris, his rosie feeder is not exactly dead. That's why I myself got into a shocked expression seeing as the OP described the way the snail preyed on a fish.
Now, that's a monster snail.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:21 PM   #6
 
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Well I didn't go into the more morbid things I have seen but will tell you about them if you really want to hear them. Just not in a post.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:27 PM   #7
 
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Well I didn't go into the more morbid things I have seen but will tell you about them if you really want to hear them. Just not in a post.
Fire away.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #8
 
So im not crazy!!! Thank GOD. I was thinking I was headed for the funny farm.LOL The snail really is a fantastic creature. Everyone should own one. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:45 PM   #9
 
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my mystery snails are on the carnirous side they cleared a tank of hydras and flatworms by eating them and then turned on the ranshorn snails never seen one eat fish thogh!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:56 AM   #10
 
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I wish mine would eat the hydras and even the ponds snails I have. Maybe I need to starve then for 3-4 days and make them mad enough to eat them. (Just kidding but I really hate hydra right now)
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