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  1. Default Do Mystery Snails Eat Good Bacteria?


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    Hi all,

    Would like to get a single mystery snail in my 55 gallon tetra tank and I was wondering if the snail would consume good bacteria too? Also are tetras notorious snail eaters? I know barbs are lol.

    Thanks!

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    Mystery snails will eat bio film off the glass. they will forage on the bottom and on plants for food. You don't have to worry about them eating BB. Most of you BB is housed in your filter and filter media.

    If you get one (or more) make sure you supplement their diet with vegetables (they love zucchini and summer squash and cucumbers) and the occasional algae wafer or bottom feeder pellet.

    Mystery snails are a great addition to any tank and your fish won't bother them.
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    ive never heard of barbs being snail eaters, pickers maybe, if in inappropriate school size. tetras arent either. loaches and gouramis are snail eaters tho.

    they wont eat bb in your filter. so your cycle will be fine. if your tap water isnt hard, then i would feed them lots of spinach or kale to give them the calcium they need. or add a couple of pieces of cuttle fish bone
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    Ok, good stuff. Thanks guys!

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    I only made a comment about barbs because I had a small mystery snail in a 40 gallon and snails wouldn't last more than a week because of the gold and tiger barbs eating them lol. The danios left them alone though and know that I think of it, so did the BA tetras... Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    ive never heard of barbs being snail eaters, pickers maybe, if in inappropriate school size. tetras arent either. loaches and gouramis are snail eaters tho.

    they wont eat bb in your filter. so your cycle will be fine. if your tap water isnt hard, then i would feed them lots of spinach or kale to give them the calcium they need. or add a couple of pieces of cuttle fish bone
    Depends on the Gourami... probably depends on the snail, too. Neither my Betta nor Gourami will touch snails (unfortunately in some cases).
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