small freshwater snail eats fish Food. ### Kleine Süßwasserschnecke frisst Fischfutter.
Snails aren't great tank mates for betta or gouramis, or even most guppies, platys, goldfish, etc. Fish that tend to pick and taste everything don't stop to ask the snail if it's okay; they just try out the parts that look yummy and they keep trying until the snail will close up and starve themselves. While each fish is different, it's been the general experience that these fish don't do well with snails.
Since, I have added another mystery to my 5g so I have 2 mystery snails atm, a white and a dark blue. They are doing wonderfully, eat everything they are offered, don't bother my fish, and have tripled in size in the few months I've had them lol! Thanks for all the tips everyone.
The following fish will eat squashed snails:
must admit that a small fish eating snails seems like a good idea
Boris is huge i mean about 2 inches or more in circumference and i'm wondering if he is a real Apple Snail or a hybrid of something else the shop was quick to give him to me when I asked for appe snails for general tank cleaning and that is what is now making me suspicious apart from the fact that these snails aren't supposed to eat live fish (or are they?)An assassin snail’s natural diet is mainly composed of other species of snails and worms, though they are also opportunistic feeders. They will eat almost anything that they can scavenge, and this includes decomposing fish and other small invertebrates.A word of caution though – there have been numerous reports of assassin snails eating fish eggs, and even immobile wrigglers. So they should not be kept in breeding tanks, unless you are breeding live bearers.Although algae can look good when kept in small quantities, it’s easy to spread out of control if you don’t keep it in check. Introducing algae eaters into your freshwater aquarium, as well as making sure your is up to scratch, can help to prevent your tanks algae production from becoming an eye sore. There are a few different algae eaters to choose from, including snails, shrimps and certain algae-consuming fish. They are cheap, they can help to increase the diversification of wildlife in your tank, and they keep your tank clean, what more could you ask for?However, if there are no snails for them to eat, then they should be fed with a high protein food. Some aquarists feed them frozen blood worms, or brine shrimp, but any sinking food will do. The best choices are either , or (just make sure they’re not spirulina), and usually you can just choose whatever food is most appropriate for the fish that share the aquarium with them.Many freshwater snails act as scavengers. In aquariums, this trait can prove useful. Most freshwater snails will eat extra fish food, as well as dead and dying fish. Such snails can help keep a tank clean. However, if there is excessive food in the tank, you could see a population explosion among your snails, which detracts from the look of the tank and triggers more serious problems with your water chemistry.