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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Chewie and 3 Snails

I've got a couple questions about Chewie my CT... I am, on Friday, going to put him in the 5g tank with my husbands 3 Apple Snails. I don't really have many conserns about it because Chewie used to live with like a billion guppies and a crayfish so with his experiance with tank mates we thought he would be the perfect candidate.

So here are my Questions:

Should I provide a lot of Plants for chewie to hid in? (Silk)
If Chewie becomes aggresive should I take him out right away or give him time to adapt?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 10:57 AM
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I would say get him some plants, I bet he'll appreciate it and it'll be a nice addition to the tank. Plastic can work too, you just have to be careful. I can't imagine he would pick on the snails though, and I would give him time to adjust, he may just be curious at first and the snails will close up if he gets nippy so I doubt he'll do serious damage.

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Thanks. My husband was just a little worried that Chewie would be the chewer this time and attack his snails. Right now chewie is in a salt water treatment for slight fin rot but he will be out on friday. Can't wait to put him in here! I think he will love it.

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It should be fine. I think he'll leave them alone.

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I hope so :D

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Aww, cute snails!
I like the skull decoration. :D
I think adding plants would be great, the snails like to hide in the day when there is light too, at least some do.

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I added a plant I had laying around in there till I can get some Friday. Chewie is adjusting VERY Nicely!





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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 02:20 PM
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Glad he's doing well!

I find that snails are very good at protecting themselves. My one betta will go after it once in a while and it just closes up until he's gone. I used to have a betta that actually slept on it! Snails are probably the best tank mate. Unless your betta is super aggressive, I don't think there will be a problem.

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-laughs- i thought the thread was titlted : Chewie ate three snails
lol love the name

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Thanks :) He seems to be doing GREAT in there... He was a little stressed at first but he is adjusting nicely.

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