View Full Version : Pleco beating up on my snails!

05-03-2009, 06:55 AM
I have a pleco and he's grown to 9 inches now in the year I've had him. Lately I've noticed he's been beating up on my mystery snails.

He's constantly smacking them around with his tail and occasionally sucking on their shells. I can understand if he was cleaning them off but do you think he's trying to hurt them? Half the time I see them he's smacking one away from him.

is this normal?

I'm contemplating starting up a 60 gal. tank just for him and a bunch of my Mickey fry. He's currently in a 45 gal w/ at least 15 other smaller fish. I think he's just out growing the tank though...