snails with goldfish??

United States
January 18, 2009 4:12am CST
i have a goldfish and a pleco in my aquarium and i wanted to get some snails. will goldfish eat the snails? if not what kind are good for aquariums?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
18 Jan 09
My son used to have an aquarium with goldfish and snails. I think he had algae-eaters. They all seemed to live happily together. The people at the pet store can direct you to the best choices.
• Malta
18 Jan 09
I suppose that all types of snails feed on algae.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
I did not know that snails can live underwater. I know that sounds funny but I honestly did not know!
• Dallas, Texas
24 Jan 09
You learn something new everyday huh? They are good for your fishtank - they help keep it clean.
• 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.
@youless (67866)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jan 09
I don't think goldfish will eat the snails. In fact I don't like having the snails in the aquarium as they will eat the plants. And it seems it's hard to remove all the snails as they grow much more in a short time. I love China
• India
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.)
• Malta
18 Jan 09
Since snalis have very hard and strong shells, it is very unlikely that your goldfish will eat your snalis. I would recommend you to buy Apple snalis as they do very well in fresh water tanks. Good luck with your fish keeping!
• Nepal
18 Jan 09
goldfish will not eat snails. i have one snails with many goldfish. i like to see them together.