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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Why is my Zebra Nerite snail not eating the food I have?

I've tried lettuce (blanched) and tropical fish flakes. I know they eat algae wafers, but I haven't been able to get any yet. He seems to enjoy sucking on the gravel, and I think it's because there is algae I can't see. Will he be fine for a while, until I can get the wafers?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2011, 12:29 PM
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What size tank do you have? And how many snails do you have in your tank?

Do fish get thirsty?
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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It's a 5 gallon. It's just one of my Bettas and one snail.

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Nerites are picky. They usually prefer pea-flavored gel foods and algae more than anything else. I had some that ate a cucumber slice though.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-05-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I'll get some Algae wafers soon. I can't get them until tomorrow, though. I've heard snails only need to be feed a few times a week. Is that true? I just want to know how often to feed him.

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