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squilky 08-02-2010 09:58 PM

Mystery Snails eat dead fish?
I noticed one of my guppies wasn't looking too good. When I returned home, there was no sign of the guppy anywhere. Is it possible a pair of mystery snails could have eaten it, if it died?

isimek 08-02-2010 10:03 PM

do you have any other fish in that tank?

kitten_penang 08-02-2010 11:06 PM

i woke up to find bones in he shrimp id it.snails do eat meat too ocasionally

isimek 08-02-2010 11:27 PM

crazy scavengers.

dfbiggs 08-02-2010 11:53 PM

Yeah I thought the same thing..thought they would choose veggies over meat. When my husband had temporarily put his black neons in my tank with golden fish died and 2 of the snails were like fighting over the dead body.. So then I figured i am going to start adding meaty food to their diet.. Something else surprised me to..I was told that golden snails will eat your plants..they don't even bother them..guess i keep them well fed though.

kitten_penang 08-03-2010 12:35 AM

the algae eater attack plants too so beig well fed does keep the plants safe =)

dfbiggs 08-03-2010 12:38 AM

I keep a Bellagio Buffet for mine now..started out a small China Buffet...but now extraordinary!

kitten_penang 08-03-2010 12:42 AM

lol spoiled snails =) escargot anyone?

dfbiggs 08-03-2010 12:52 AM


kitten_penang 08-03-2010 12:53 AM

kidding i'm not French ...

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