Mating snails or fighting snails?

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So I got a blue mystery snail and placed him in my 46G bowfront he was just hanging out when my gold snail went up to him and tried to swallow him whole. I separated them and placed Mr blue in the betta tank. Question is could it have been mating or murder in the first?

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I've never heard of mystery snails killing each other, I'm led to believe it's far more likely to be breeding behavior.
 
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Huh I may have overreacted then but this new snail had a cracked she'll. I rescued him from petsmart and I'd been worried about his health.

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A cracked shell is definitely not a good sign. The most you can do is maintain Ca levels in the aquarium with a piece of cuttlebone and good water quality.
 

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It's likely mating, mystery snails aren't exactly aggressive critters. Sometimes they just crawl on each other too, my magenta likes to ride my golden around like a pony. They also clean algae/micro organisms off of each others shells so if it looks like one is eating the shell of the other, it's actually just cleaning it.

I would move it back to its tank, the other snail won't hurt it.

 
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I got him from petsmart like that. There's already cuttlebone in the tank so I'm hoping it helps him.

Yeah I'll move him back when I get home thanks.

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