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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Nerite eating shrimp food

I thought nerites were only supposed to eat algae, but it turns out mine loves my shrimp food. I have the Aqueon omnivore shrimp food, and whenever I drop a pellet in the snail will inevitably find it and devour it. Has this happened to anyone else?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 02:27 PM
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No longer keep any Nerites, but I'd wager snails get at least 50% of the food I drop in for shrimp.
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Snails easily eat most of my shrimp food. And heaven help you if you have larger Tylos or Pomacea diffusa - because they eat like hogs.

I tend to drop a piece of lesser food in to distract my snail population and wait for them all to pile on. Then I drop shrimp food on the other side of the tank that is less likely to be overtaken by snails. Just have to keep an eye on it but it's fun to watch snails and shrimp push each other around.
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