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Old 09-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #1 
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Question Betta and Mystery Snail

I've had my betta Kreacher for a few months now. I had already had a pair of snails from a previous tank, so when Kreacher moved in, he was immediately used to them. He pecked at them a few times but that was it. Now it seems like he has latched onto one of the snails. When the snail is close to the surface of the water, Kreacher rests on him. When the snail sleeps at the bottom of the tank, Kreacher is usually nearby, either keeping watch or sleeping on top of the snail. This morning, Kreacher woke up before the snail and bumped into its shell a few times to wake it up. Is this normal? Is Kreacher being territorial or friendly?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #2 
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It's only the one snail he follows around? That's kind of funny haha! Male bettas rarely intend to be friendly with their tankmates, but it's possible that Kreacher sees the snail as his portable couch :P As long as he's not trying to take bites out of the snail he's probably fine. I have some bettas that will kill snails on sight, and others who don't pay any attention to them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #3 
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Yeah, it's always the same snail! Haha. I've only seen Kreacher try to bite the snails a handful of times when he first moved into the tank. He ignores one entirely and then follows the other around. I never thought of it as his portable couch though. I suppose that would make sense to a betta brain. =P
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #4 
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AAH! That's so cute!

My betta attacked my mystery snail and it died a week later.
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