Dang Snails Ate My Sponge Filter Lolol!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Homeslice, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Homeslice

    HomesliceWell Known MemberMember

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    Tank a look - that once glorious large sponge filter has been reduced almost completely by mystery snails.

    Does anyone know what material that sponge filter might have been made out of that they ate it? Is there any alternative materials that sometimes go into a sponge filter that the snails will not likely eat?

    Thanks!
     
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    Was there supposed to be photos?
     
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    pics or it didn't happen
     
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    I think most sponge filters are made of celery now a day?
     
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    I would be more concerned with why they ate the sponge filter. Are they getting a proper, varied diet? They were probably eating food that got sucked into it, and went a bit overboard, but if they did that, i would think they're just really hungry. I keep mysteries in 3 different aquariums, all with sponge filters, and not one of them has ever been munched on? What do you feed them?
     
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    they were probably trying to eat the stuff that was stuck in the sponge and just ate everything, including the sponge.
     
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    HomesliceWell Known MemberMember

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    Sorry, forgot the picture!

    PQ7aUQX.
     
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    That's a lot of snails! What is your feeding routine? My guess is, they are just hungry.
     
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