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Title: Pleco and Apple Snail
Post by: zenwen on March 12, 2019, 07:13:17 AM
I have a male Bristolnose and he insists on knocking my Golden Apple around the 40 gallon tank they are in like a soccer ball. I have never heard of this or had it happen before. Thoughts and is this harmful to the snail? It happens at night after the tank lights are out ( I discovered this because I kept hearing a clicking noise) and occasionally during the day.


Title: Re: Pleco and Apple Snail
Post by: russ on March 12, 2019, 06:45:15 PM
I can't imagine that getting bounced around like a soccer ball has any favorability to the snail. I don't think your Pleco is doing this on purpose. Your Pleco is simply large enough to move/dislodge the snail out of it's way while it searches for food. our pleco and snail perform almost the same procures for feeding. Your Pleco just does it faster and covers a larger area at one time (to include spaces the snail is occupying at any given moment).

Russ


Title: Re: Pleco and Apple Snail
Post by: zenwen on March 15, 2019, 06:16:27 PM
Looking for food was my initial thought but it is way beyond that. The Pleco is relentless. It has gotten so bad I bought the snail a 5,5 gallon to get it away from the Pleco. I was afraid the jostling and contact with this glass might crack the snails shell. It certainly is a mystery to me.


Title: Re: Pleco and Apple Snail
Post by: russ on March 18, 2019, 06:43:18 PM
That is something I failed to recommend. Glad you thought of that. How is your snail doing now?