My betta hates snails. Now what?
I recently purchased two mystery snails, one for each tank. The vt doesn't mind his snail, he doesn't even pay attention to it. In the 10g, I rarely saw the snail, and when I did it didn't move much...I figured out why. My CT was viciously attacking it. I walked in to find Captain Hook laying his whole body flat on the bottom so he could get better leverage to get his head inside the shell and attack the snail. I removed the snail immediately. It's antenna are bitten most of the way off. I'm not sure what to do now. I really don't want to put him in the other tank because a) I don't know what gender they are and I don't want eggs/baby snails and b) I don't want to increase the bioload in that tank, it's only 5.5 gallon.
What do I do now? Will petsmart take the snail back? I don't have a receipt anymore, but I don't care about getting my two bucks back. I have another 5.5 gallon I could probably put him in, but there's no filter on it at the moment because I'm bucket cycling the filter. I also have no live plants in there, which I thought they need/prefer?
Ugh. Im not sure what to do here. Anyone want a black mystery snail?