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fishkeeper01 10-11-2012 06:11 AM

Would malaysian trumpet snails fall pray to bettas?

sbarbee54 10-11-2012 06:15 AM

I would not think so, maybe puffers and assasian snails

shloken38 10-11-2012 12:08 PM

Nah.....I have them in with my betta and he doesn't even look at them. He is a pretty relaxed dude though. I have another betta that comes up to the glass and lashes out at anyone who gets close. Maybe I'll try a few in there and see how that goes.....

acitydweller 10-11-2012 12:17 PM

Betta generally aren't snail eaters. You might be thinking of dwarf puffers who are, and even then, they have a problem with mts shells.

c_gwinner 10-11-2012 01:33 PM

The only time my betta bothers any of my snails is when he is bored it seams and goes and picks at one then just swims away. He will flare up at them sometimes and then just swim away but hasnt ever damaged or hurt one.

Nubster 10-11-2012 08:21 PM

When I had a betta, he would knock snails he saw climbing up the sides off the glass but never tried to eat/kill them.

fishkeeper01 10-12-2012 01:50 AM

how do you keep the population down and not turn into a snail epidemic. Also anyone in Hawaii know where to get these guys?

Nubster 10-12-2012 02:26 AM

Throw a single assassin snail in the tank.

fishkeeper01 10-16-2012 05:32 AM

could i also put like a piece of food out nd then a few hours latter take out all the snails on the food?

thelsegse 10-16-2012 06:18 AM

You can put the lettuce in a spice jar or salt shaker and leave it overnight.

acitydweller 10-16-2012 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by fishkeeper01 (Post 2040595)
how do you keep the population down and not turn into a snail epidemic. Also anyone in Hawaii know where to get these guys?

Consider moderating feeds. Overfeeding largely attributes to snail overpopulation.

MSG 10-16-2012 02:18 PM

My f-bettas will actually swim around their tank HUNTING snails. The MTS however are better protected so I don't think I've actually lost a MTS to a betta.

Pond snails & ramhorns in my tanks will be yanked out and eaten within a few hours, but this is my betta. Yours may not not care as much.

I have pictures of this because I couldn't believe all the empty shells laying on the bottom. It's nice to know if I go on vacation I can just drop in a bunch of snails into the tank.

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