Snails won't eat the food I give them

UnknownUser

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Does this mean they're getting enough food naturally in the tank? I have mentioned before that I never see any algae, I'm sure they eat any before I see it. There's also plant matter in the tank. Usually they do NOT eat the cucumber I put in there, but last time they did and they stayed on it for the entire 12 hours I left it in the tank, so I assume they were starving. I added another one today a few weeks after the last one, and they aren't going anywhere near it again. What's up?
 

StarGirl

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What kind of snails? My Nerites won't touch anything.
 
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UnknownUser

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StarGirl said:
What kind of snails? My Nerites won't touch anything.
They’re nerites. The issue I’m having is that they DID eat the cucumber that one time - so are they just not hungry? Or was that a fluke and they are hungry but are refusing to eat it?
 

StarGirl

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No if they are hungry they will eat it. Probably getting enough biofilm and plant matter. What size tank is it?
 
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UnknownUser

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StarGirl said:
No if they are hungry they will eat it. Probably getting enough biofilm and plant matter. What size tank is it?
Only 3 gallons, they used to be in a 10. That’s why I’m paranoid they aren’t getting enough now
 

StarGirl

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Maybe try something else? Like Zucchini or spinach? They probably just are not hungry.
 
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UnknownUser

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StarGirl said:
Maybe try something else? Like Zucchini or spinach? They probably just are not hungry.
I tried spinach, they didn’t touch that either. I have algae wafers but honestly nothing likes those lol. Hopefully they are just not hungry and aren’t just being so picky they’ll starve themselves to death.
 

StarGirl

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Yeah if they are moving around they are eating. Just try something every few days if you are concerned. After a while you will just be like, Ok you're good little snails. I feed my pleco veggies and they do not care.
 

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