Feeding a Mystery Snail.
Hi all! About a week ago, I got a mystery snail from petsmart. I originally went in for a Nerite, but one of the pet associates talked me into an "apple snail." As it turns out, I have a black mystery snail (with red/orange-ish spots) with a white shell, although it's kind of thin or something because you can see through it just a little?
But that's a different question for a different day. I just wanted know, how much is "normal" for a mystery snail to eat? And what exactly do they eat? I feel like mine, who still doesn't have a name and is just most often referred to as "my snail", barely eats. I've tried cucumber, spinach and algae wafers, but to no avail. Well, actually, (s?)he was too fond of cucumber. The first time I offered him spinach, he nibbled at it, but largely left the leaf alone. Also, he only ate a little bit of the algae wafer that I dropped in there the first time. He didn't touch it when I tried again.
I keep reading all over the internet that most peoples snails love at least one of the three things mentioned. So, do I just have an incredibly picky snail or is something wrong here? :/
My snail shares a heated five gal tank with my betta Bandit. From what I've witnessed, they generally get along pretty well. The snail sleeps/is inactive during the day, but crawls all over everything at night. I've seen Bandit nip at the snail twice, both times at night, but I'm aware that doesn't mean he hasn't done it than that.
Oh, and it may be beneficial to know that Bandit apparently likes the snail's algae wafers as well. I found out that he's quite the little piggy, so I had to start separating them at feeding time.
Thanks in advance to anyone that read all of this! (: