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missing mts

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by baggy007, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    hi guys:)

    ive noticed ive not seen any of my mts for at least 2 weeks could any fish in my profile have ate them?

    2 comet
    9 rosy tetra
    2 weather loach
    1 bnp
    7 congo tetra
    3 angelicus loach
    2 talking catfish
    6 bosemani rainbows


  2. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    How many would you say you had?

  3. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Maybe your loaches?
    MTS snails usually only come out at night so you probably won't see many during the day.
    My Tiger barbs used to eat the baby mts snails all the time. They were the only ones that I saw actively eating them.

  4. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I've got MTS in my tanks with loaches. I've not seen dojos or angelicus pay them any attention.
  5. baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    i would say i had at least 50, i used to see them when i turned the lights on then they would hide from the light but not seen none for ages, not even the tell tale tracks in the sand, i did research and the only iffy fish is the talking catfish but not sure
  6. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Well if you don't see tracks and or "empty" shells indicating that they died, then most likely one of your fish is eating them. Now the question is, "Who"

    I had no idea why my tiger barbs seemed to favor snails - I fed the barbs just the same as the other fish but they seemed to like eating things - even the paint off of my decor so I dunno..... ???
  7. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Take a net and scoop out some sand - as deep as you can go, then shake the net to sift out the sand. See if you can find any snails.
  8. baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    thanks guys

    next w/c i will go through the sand and see if i can find any but i usually stir the sand on every w/c and i dont recall seeing any for the last couple of w/c, not even any empty shells
  9. Terra Well Known Member Member

    My cherry barbs are a terror on snails in my tank. Anytime a pond snail or mts is in plain sight they'll take turns trying to grab a bite. They didn't start doing it till after I had fed them frozen blood worms the first time... I think they like the taste of fresh(ish) meat now :D
  10. Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Thats an interesting theory although I had never fed my barbs anything but the nls pellets. They just liked the snails and loved to pick at the antlers...... :mad:
    And to make things worse, it wasn;t just one in the pack doing it - it was ALL of them! The snails never had a chance! :mad:
  11. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    I thought loaches ate snails?
  12. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    MTS are much more of a challenge than pond snails.
  13. baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    hi guys

    just done my w/c and no sign of any mts, not even empty shells

    any thoughts?

    im still edging towards the catfish and not the loaches, do bnp`s eat them?

  14. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Bristle nose Pleco? Not that I've ever seen.
  15. baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    thats what i though but just though i would check

    im assuming someone is to blame as i have found no empty shells
  16. Terra Well Known Member Member

    They have seriously tough shells, you have something with jaws of steel to be eating those guys whole, lol.