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Cory eat snails?

I am getting mixed results on google.

I have 14 peppered corys and 5 gymy corys. I do not want them to eat my ramshorns and horned nerite snails.

will they eat snails? I see a couple empty shells in the tank...
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Re: Cory eat snails?

From my personal experience I have never had any of my cories eat snails in the tank.

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Albino and Bronze Cory fish here. No problem with them eating snails.
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I have a group of six peppered cories and I have never seen any of them eat a snail!

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Re: Cory eat snails?

+1 to all of the above

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I caught one of my peppered corydoras red whiskered! He spit the ramshorn snail out when he saw me coming like I was going to grab it out of his mouth. Since then noticed that when the tank was freshly scaped with no fish the snails were out and about but when fish are in the tank there are very few snails to be seen.

I don't much like my snails getting eaten but the population is okay with lots of egg clusters found.
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In my experience, no, but my cories are pigs and out out compete the snails with food and help keep the population in check

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My cories eat pond snail eggs like candy, but the snails themselves are fine.
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i wish my corrys would eat snails lol
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They'll eat them if they're dead - they are catfish, after all.

If you have an over-abundance of snails, catch them, crush them and put them back in the tank. The cories will (in my experience) pick them apart for the meats and then the crushed shells vacuum out easily.
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