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Old 01-24-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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Shrimp being eaten by snail.

I posted earlier that my peppermint shrimp had died, and that I had no Idea what my snails are going to eat now that they cleaned up my entire QT. Both of these questions have been answered in one fell swoop. My snails ate my shrimp, I wouldn't believe it either If I had not seen it with my own eyes. I just got a new cleaner shrimp and when I looked into the tank I saw this...
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Wow, is he really eating it, or just climbing on it? also what kind of snails?
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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Oh he is eating it. The radula is inside the shrimp, sucking out all the juices 8O .
They are mexican turbo snails, I never heard about them doing anything like this.
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very strange to say the least...
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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Sounds like an execution is in order. Lets see. LOL
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:31 AM   #6
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Sure, execute the *mexican* snail, its always the mexican snails fault! ... ; )
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I would bet the shrimp died of something else and the snail is just doing the job you hired him for ..cleaning up.
There is no way a snail would catch a healthy shrimp....no way. What are the water parameter, including nitrate?
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Thats one hungry turbo, never seen anything like it!
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bet the shrimp died of something else and the snail is just doing the job you hired him for ..cleaning up.
I have to agree, think about it how could a snail(turbo) ambush a shrimp
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