07-13-2013, 08:54 AM
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You bring up a good point. Many snails do like lettuce, the the other poster mentioned. I'm not sure what mystery snails like. I too had a puffer and raised pest snails, and I had no substrate in their tank, and just sprinkled fish food in the tank every so often.
Originally Posted by jaysee
Under normal circumstances I agree that snails generally don't need to be fed. However, there really ought not be much leftover food in a tank that has one betta in it. I read how most of the betta people feed one pellet at a time, so I fail to see how the larger mystery snails are going to get enough to eat.
I would most certainly feed your snails. I would put a large pellet/wafer in there too big for the betta to eat - the snails will pile on and consume it. Do you need to feed them every day? Probably not, but I do think it would be a good idea to feed them.
Now, since the OP has large populations of pest snails, it's clear that they are getting enough to eat....but I am concerned about the mystery snails getting their share.