He cleans up ramshorn snails as if he's some sort of loach. Hello!! I've purchased a betta fish and an apple snail today and 5 minutes of them being in the tank the fighters biting at the snails attenae things! I just got two mystery snails yesterday and put them in my 13gal with my betta. It sounds like your betta got angry that your snail went to it's leaf, and then more so when the snail went near it's bubble nest, and now is attacking it. It's flipped the snail on its back too! Some Bettas, however, may attack these snails because of their aggressive fighting nature, but then again, zebra nails have a decent armour to protect themselves. Like Gouramis, Bettas are labyrinth fish with the ability to breathe water. My betta is a serial snail killer. I need to give a little bit of backstory on this first. Betta males are very protective of their bubble nests. While they do best in well-oxygenated tanks, they can survive in shallow waters, too. If I need to, I can move the snails to my 55gal. Betta fish kill each other and other fish by attacking their fins and inflicting open wounds. Thanks! These fights can last for considerable amounts of time, and usually, at least one fish will have died by the time the fight finishes. Will the fighter learn to live with the snail? The aggressive personalities of the males stand out every bit as much as their dramatic coloring. Whether you know them as bettas or "Siamese Fighting Fish," you've probably glimpsed these iconic fish circling tiny bowls in a pet store. Zebra Snails do not reproduce uncontrollably like other breeds of snails. i know that bettas can get along with community fish so i thought it'd be ok with a snail...but it keeps attacking it every once in a while. The snails just staying in his shell now? Discussion Starter • #1 • 12 mo ago (Edited) I have 3 small tanks with Bettas. I just got a new betta, two live plants, an algae-eating snail, and a 10 gallon tank. They were fine and all of a sudden my mystery snail died after two months. They are in a 5 gallon, filtered tank. They sometimes are, but my betta is an avid snail eater. 2 females and one male. Bettas represent the most popular freshwater fish kept in home aquariums. He lived happily with my apple snails for a few weeks, but then started attacking them nonstop, flaring and charging their shells. I got my betta, Rick, and a mystery snail, Morty, in February. I have a male crown tail Betta and i also have a gold fish and a snail and at first the gold fish was hiding a lot but after two days there were perfectly fine with each other in a 10 gallon tank but today i took the betta out of the tank because he kept hiding inside a shell and was not eating or swimming that much so it all depends on the beta. When do I say enough is enough? The betta biting it's own tail sounds like it is stressed out (possibly because it thinks the snail is a danger to it/it's bubble nest). I can separate them as I don't have another tank. If you find your betta is attacking his reflection on all sides of the tank, try modifying the ambient lighting. My betta keeps attacking them. And it keeps waiting for the snail to move then attacks it again. If you’re thinking about adding a Betta Fish to your community tank, you must exercise extreme caution. 126 Posts . When he is only attacking certain sides of the tank, try changing the aquarium light. However, these fish can attack and eat snails just the same. Some bettas may eventually stop attacking their reflection, but most will continue to do so. Betta suddenly attacking mystery snail. These open wounds can quickly lead to infection and/or exhaustion . Help. Is this just a normal getting used to each other thing? after i set it all up and put the betta and snail in, it seemed fine, but after a bit my betta was looking at the snail and got closer to it and bit it! 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