Possible to overfeed mystery snail?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Aquaphobia, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I put a slice of zucchini in my mystery snail's tank yesterday and she took a couple of bites out of it but mostly ignored it. I left it overnight and when I got up this morning all that was left was a tiny sliver. She appears to be sound asleep under the driftwood, as who wouldn't be after a feast like that. Is this normal though? Should I give her tiny amounts from now on so she can't do this again? Is it safe for a mystery snail to eat that much? I keep looking through the tank thinking that she couldn't have eaten that much and a piece must be lodged somewhere but I haven't found it yet.
  2. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't think they would overeat, but they do seem to prefer their veg a little softer. My guess is when she wakes up you might need to follow her around with a turkey baster to pick up all that snail poop though.:;laughing There is a lot of water in squash so I really wouldn't worry about it. Alison
  3. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    LOL! I have seen her poop once before but I've never seen her eat this much veg in so short a time. I may well need to pull out the turkey baster! :D
  4. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    I don't think you can over feed snails personally, they seem to stop when they're full. Yours must have been really up for zuchini!

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