Mystery Snails Pulling Up And Eating Flourish Tabs????

Fancyfins
  • #1
HI all, I recently got two mystery snails, and one of them loves to pull up my root tabs! I’ve buried them way into the substrate and he STILL finds a way to pull them up! And he takes big chunks out of them also! (Presuming he eats them.) I’ve already fed him, and he still does it! How do I get him to stop? (If I can.) And do any of you guys’ snails do this?
 
Aqua 59
  • #2
Your snail may feel it's not getting enough essential vitamins/minerals. Do you feed it blanched vegetables or greens?
 
Fancyfins
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Not yet, I just got it Monday and wanted to give it some time to get used to the tank. Maybe I’ll try to feed him some spinach today....
 
Aqua 59
  • #4
Yeah. Spinach is rich in vitamins, maybe then he'll stop.
 
Fancyfins
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Might actually stick a piece in now while I still have some in my fridge, I’ll probably forget and eat it all if I don’t put some in today.
 
Aqua 59
  • #6
Make sure you wash the spinach off really good- it might have chemicals/fertilizers on it.
 
Fancyfins
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
I just put some in (Rinsed it off.) and he zoomed right over and started munching on It! I never knew they could move so fast!
 
WTFish?
  • #8
I just put some in (Rinsed it off.) and he zoomed right over and started munching on It! I never knew they could move so fast!
Yay! And yeah, I’ve never understood the “snails pace” reference lol
 
Fancyfins
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
I just took the spinach out cause I didn’t want it to start getting icky. He left a ton of holes all over it and is now sleeping in the corner. Hopefully he won’t be pulling up my root tabs anymore if I do this every other day or so. (I still have a decent amount of algae that they haven’t found yet.) Thanks for the help with this!!!
 
WTFish?
  • #10
I just took the spinach out cause I didn’t want it to start getting icky. He left a ton of holes all over it and is now sleeping in the corner. Hopefully he won’t be pulling up my root tabs anymore if I do this every other day or so. (I still have a decent amount of algae that they haven’t found yet.) Thanks for the help with this!!!
I just put spinach in for my two and they went the opposite direction....so far. Lol
 
Fancyfins
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Just wait till they see it! Then they will be all over it!
 

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