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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Betta Nipping at Snail

I have a new 10G tank that I put a baby Betta and a Mystery Snail into yesterday. Everything was peachy; the Betta didn't even notice the snail until I fed the snail an algae tab this afternoon. Since then the Betta ate all the food, and has been nipping at the snail, leaving the snail to retreat under the plants.

I moved the snail out of the tank into a smaller (1Gish) tank and he's climbing up the tank wall.

After cycling the tank for a few weeks, should I re-introduce them?
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You can drop in somewhat larger pieces of algae, so the betta will be less likely to eat all of it. As well, try to drop it in after you turn off the light. The snail will find it while cruising around in the dark whereas the betta may not even know it's there and will be more in a sleeping mood anyways.
They may still get along.
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You can drop in somewhat larger pieces of algae, so the betta will be less likely to eat all of it. As well, try to drop it in after you turn off the light. The snail will find it while cruising around in the dark whereas the betta may not even know it's there and will be more in a sleeping mood anyways.
They may still get along.
I have that problem too, Apple snails aka Mystery snails are semi-nocturnal. So they won't be very active throughout the day. Anyways, everything Carrot Nose said was true. I have some snails too, with a Betta.

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Awesome! I'll try again once my tank is fully cycled!

1 Baby Betta & 1 Golden Apple Snail
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