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Old 02-02-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Shrimp eat snails?


2 weeks ago I put some ghost shrimp in my tank and just now I was looking in the tank for some tetra fry I've been expecting and I found one of my shrimp eating a snail. Is this normal!?!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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They will definitely eat a dead or squished one. I have heard of some shrimp eating live healthy snails, this is especially possible with some of the ghost shrimp species.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:17 AM   #3
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Interesting. Fine by me. I'm picking up some assassins as the GCA swap, hope they dont go after them!
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Amazon sword, red lotus, Christmas moss, and crypt lutea, Wisteria, Crypt Wendtii, Water Sprite.

12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.
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