snails with goldfish??
• United States
23 Feb 09
goldfish are omnivores , they eat bot plant and animal protein. If you have pond snails or other cold water snails in with your goldfish the goldfish will eat or at least try to eat the smaller snails.If you get too many snails in your tank then you are probably overfeeding the tank. One thing that you can do in this problem is to cut back on feeding the fish and crushing the snails against the glass so that the goldfish can eat the snails, it is good protein for them. also make sure to do regular water changes and vacuum the gravel to get rid of uneaten food and excrement.
20 Jan 09
I think goldfishes are naturally vegetarians.So there is no reason why they should eat the snails. Snails will do well even in moderate water conditions,and dont need extreme care. Ive never been able to keep snails for long, because i keep cichlids and they love to play with snails. (If you have a pair, and there is enough space at the top, the snails will lay eggs. Its a very good sight to see the young ones coming out of the eggs into the water.)