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kenyth
03-10-2007, 06:10 PM
Some time back my mystery snail got stuck on the power filter stem. Ever since, he's been a mess. Very unhealthy looking. I think he may have been gnawed on by one or more of the fish while he was stuck. I havn't seen any of his tentacles since. Will fish nip off these if the snail is trapped? He also can't seem to fully retract into his shell. Is he doomed?

cocoa_pleco
03-10-2007, 06:14 PM
Fish will pick at open parts, particually bettas, and puffers. Im sorry to say that your snail may be on deathrow.

kenyth
03-10-2007, 06:46 PM
That's the thing. It's just Platies, Neons, Danios, and Cories. I guess any fish will become an opportunish, eh?

cocoa_pleco
03-10-2007, 07:26 PM
the neons, platys, and danios are probably the main suspects. The corys wouldnt hurt a brineshrimp. I personally think its the neons.

kenyth
03-23-2007, 08:58 PM
Well, the snail recovered. He carts arount the tank at a pretty good pace again looking for grub. It even looks as if the tentacles are slowly growing back.