Mystery Snail Ate My Decorations...

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by gigigamble, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. gigigambleNew MemberMember

    I couldn't find much information on whether or not artificial decorations were potentially harmful to my tank creatures... but then I noticed my mystery snail had eaten the top layer of plastic off of one of the ornaments in my tank! I was under the impression that they were not able to scrape for food... i was wrong. Have since removed all potential harmful decorations, and have left in my natural displays only.

    Has anyone else come across this? It's just a baby snail, maybe 2cm across...
  2. CaptAnnDuchowWell Known MemberMember

    I have about 40 of them in my big tank ( the only tank with artificial decor) and nothing has happened to any of it.
  3. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Scrapping is how they feed. What are you feeding it? It must be very hungry if it is eating plastic. Quality algae wafers are a good supplement to their diet.

    Mouth parts of one of my mysteries.

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  4. smee82Fishlore VIPMember