Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Boonies, Arizona
When I got a baby ramshorn as a hitchhiker, I couldn't bear to just kill it. So, I put him in my betta's tank fully expecting that he would become a betta treat. It's part of the natural cycle, and it seems a good thing to let bettas exercise their hunting instincts. Probably not so good for the snail, though. ;)
Strangely enough, my betta totally ignored the snail. I see him pop up from time to time.
I got some oto cats four days ago, and I got a kick out of watching my betta chase them around. For their part, the otos seem completely unconcerned. In fact, they seem to like to swim near him as if they're taunting him. Perhaps they know they're too fast for the big blue lumbering predator in their tank... My betta hardly chases them now, though. He likes to casually sidle up to them, all innocent-like. Who me, a predator?