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Old 05-21-2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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Bristlenose possibly ate snail

So I've been out around town doing some nerd things and yesterday I came home and found my bristlenose on top of my mystery snail, Didn't thing much of it but today I found my mystery snails trap door on the bottom of the tank and his shell a little aways right side up.

Obviously my snail is dead but I'm concerned about my pleco or possibly another fish sucking the snail out like a raw oyster. Is it dangerous at all for them to consume? I've read dead snails can spike up a tanks readings so I'll continue monitoring that as well.


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Hi, I've never noticed any issues with snails and bn catfish.

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Things die and other things eat them. Shouldn't be a problem. Yes, a dead Mystery snail especially a larger one can cause a ammona spike in a smaller tank and kill sensitive inhabitants.

The Bristlenose didn't kill it - at least I have never heard of such a thing.
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I agree, I wouldn't think a bnp would kill a snail I've kept these together in the past and never had any issues. I would think the snail has died naturally.

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Since this is pretty much resolved, what KIND of nerd things? xD

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