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Why is my Zebra Nerite snail not eating the food I have?

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Why is my Zebra Nerite snail not eating the food I have?
Old 03-05-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 03-05-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
 
What size tank do you have? And how many snails do you have in your tank?
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
 
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It's a 5 gallon. It's just one of my Bettas and one snail.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
 
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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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Old 03-05-2011, 11:35 AM   #5
 
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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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