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Old 03-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #11 
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One of our members told the story of their betta carrying a snail around and smashing it into the side of the tank, killing it and eating the snail.
O.O Wow! That's impressive... not for the snail of course. XD
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #12 
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Three out of four of mine hunt and eat pond snails. Not all the time. I'm not even sure what the criteria is. I saw Wraith trying to eat a snail as big as his head. It was out of the shell. I've seen Logan hunt small snails, usually at night. No snail has ever survived in Kilo's tank. Tango is the only one who doesn't eat them. I think they do it the same way my puffer does. He grabs the snail by the body and sucks it right out of it's shell.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #13 
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He grabs the snail by the body and sucks it right out of it's shell.
Ahaha wow! Who would have thought.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #14 
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My juveniles will peck at snails but for the most part ignore them.

Weird snail thing:
One time I got up and I was still half asleep and I saw an almond leaf that was stuck to the side of one of my betta jars and I thought it was a giant snail out to take over the world (O.o).
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:24 AM   #15 
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lol!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #16 
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lol!
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:56 PM   #17 
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My Betta tried to eat a snail twice, but his mouth was too small... :)) Crazy Daron
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #18 
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I've had two bettas that eat ponds, ramshorn, and baby Malaysian trumpet snails (these are small species). I kept one betta with a nerite that it ignored (don't know it ever actually saw it as the snail was always on the dark underside of the driftwood and hard to see). Every betta is different so keep a back up plan to put the betta or snails in another tank is the betta decides they're just 'very fresh' escargot (a french dish using snails).



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Three out of four of mine hunt and eat pond snails. Not all the time. I'm not even sure what the criteria is. I saw Wraith trying to eat a snail as big as his head. It was out of the shell. I've seen Logan hunt small snails, usually at night. No snail has ever survived in Kilo's tank. Tango is the only one who doesn't eat them. I think they do it the same way my puffer does. He grabs the snail by the body and sucks it right out of it's shell.
Sadly dwarf puffers suck a little then bite off the snail and don't eat the entire meaty part of it, leaving rotting snail bits in the tank that have to be removed (or have a clean up crew of shrimp to eat the leftovers.. that the puffers are too dumb to eat...at least my husband's are dumb like that)

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Old 10-19-2014, 02:16 PM   #19 
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Same here, some of mine pick the babies right off the sides of the tank. Larger ones they just flare at.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:17 PM   #20 
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I used to have a mystery snail in each of my tanks, but then my female betta Ice kept Beating up her poor mystery, It was bad. Even worse she was actually eating the parts she ripped off, her snail never came out anymore. But he was NOT dead. I thought maybe she would get used to him, and stop eating him, But apparently not, So I took the poor little guy out. Now my male Marius, Has two mysteries in his tank. He doesn't bother them at all. Infact, the snails will be by each other, and marius will go up and rest on them! lol.


I love all my snails, Infact, I have two tanks with just snails in them, and one that I gave to my dad. He likes em too lol.


So, I guess it just depends on the betta.
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