So for those of you who don't know Red she is my nearly 9 year old Red Devil of which she certainly is a devil.
About 6 months ago I moved some baby apple snails into her aquarium she moved them around and would stack them into piles or store them in her helicopter cave but most days left them alone. Red isn't good at friends so I was happy she could have some friends and little janitors to clean up after her and her appalling table manners.
So we moved at the end of March and she now resides outside in her tank and so I don't have eyes on her when doing housework etc. I actually go out to her frequently during the day and interact with her and check she hasn't damaged anything.
Well her apple snails have grown to full size and have been doing a good job. Yesterday I came outside Red did not notice me coming and I saw with dismay her suck a snail out of it shell and eat it
Red doesn't really care for live food she just kills them and spits them out, but she does love to eat earthworms and it seems snails are to her liking as well. She then noticed me and came up to the glass as usual happy to see me with the occasional warning of no your in my territory now smashing the glass, gnashing the teeth.
So again Red has no friends and 10 snails lost their lives there one day gone the next I feel awful for the snails I would never of left them in there if I thought she would eat them. Seems once they got big they peeked her interest and she must of tasted one and found them to her liking and had a feast.
So after 9 years she still is a naughty little so and so. I love her though would I get another one NO but would I have changed my mind to get her if I knew all the things she would do? Probably not I just wouldn't of put snails in her tank.