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Discusgirl18 12-13-2007 08:22 PM

Cichlids and snails?
 
Will the cichlid kill my snails becuase I have them together and they seem to be doing fine for now. I cant find anything else or think of any algea eating that the cichlids wont kill. I hear many differnt sides and I believe the snails would be ok becuase they have protection but I wanted others opinion.

herefishy 12-13-2007 08:32 PM

Cichlids being, for the most part, both herbivorous, omnivorous, or meat eaters. may develope a taste for escargot when given the chance. I have never had good luck mixing the two.

Lupin 12-14-2007 04:16 AM

What species are these cichlids and snails?

Discusgirl18 12-14-2007 05:20 PM

I have african cichlids and mystery snails.

Lupin 12-14-2007 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Discusgirl18
I have african cichlids and mystery snails.

I'm pretty sure the mystery snails can protect their mollusks with a "trapdoor". I could be wrong though. But on another note, I wouldn't risk it. Do you have another tank for the snails?

Discusgirl18 12-14-2007 06:25 PM

Well I want the snails to be in the tank because I need something to Eat algea and crud. But yeah they always go in there shell if cichlid trys to pick on them but I never see it happen.


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