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bpete
11-28-2018, 02:40 PM
so after all of this time with Mr No Name Betta in his 10G with only Nerite snails he decides one snail in particular bothers him. for a couple of days now he has been relentless on pestering one of the snails( he has pretty much ignored them for 6 months or so). pick, pick pick and then bump, bump,bump. kind of like he is trying to dislodge the snail from the glass. his gill covers are flaring the whole time like I have put a mirror in front of him. he even pretty much ignores his food, this he has never done before. I think the snails are big enough to hold their own though I will be watching him closely.

Slaphppy7
11-28-2018, 02:52 PM
Just be sure he's not nipping at the snail's tentacles...if he does, I'd move the snail

SueD
11-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Another important issue to watch is that if the nerite is dislodged from the glass or wherever he might be, make sure he is not upside down when he falls. Nerites cannot flip themselves over and will simply die if not turned right side up in a short amount of time (a couple of hours, anyways).

bpete
11-28-2018, 07:15 PM
thank you Slap and Sue. I will keep a watch.