View Full Version : Does anyone saw Anematone helena kill?

8th Oct 2008, 03:08 AM
I have 4 of them ( 2 are completely black )
Till now I haven't see them touching any snail (there are ramshorn and trumpet snail with them ) they stick all the time to each other :huh:

8th Oct 2008, 04:11 AM
I have 4 in my community tank and have seen them eating both ramshorn and trumpet snails.

When I see two together i think might be mating, although I haven't seen any babies yet.

8th Oct 2008, 09:00 AM
Yeah I have!
They will stick to its prey and suck it out of its shell. Leaving an empty shell behind after its delicious (sticky) meal. I have tons of small empty snail shells in my tank. Cannot be bothered to remove it after a while.

8th Oct 2008, 08:35 PM
I noticed they stick mostly to each other
Is that normal ?
I hope they are not cannibals !!
Could it be they're mating ?

9th Oct 2008, 07:06 PM
They are canibals when in times when they have not enough to eat but it`s likeable they mate :)

in a few days they put their little white cocoons all over your tank :D

10th Oct 2008, 09:34 PM

I have not seen it kill others snails, I have seen it eating snails. I leave you a link


And some picture about its eggs



PD: I am not allowed to use URL tag, sorry.

11th Oct 2008, 02:27 AM
Thank you both !!
rabuenga - the pictured were amazing
I''l wait and keep an eye:D

11th Oct 2008, 03:40 PM
Side track a bit, anyone know if it kill planeria?

11th Oct 2008, 03:48 PM
I have seen it killing but my English isn`t good enough to describe how it happens. there is a video on youtube though - if you are interested. friend of mine saw it and taped it - the lucky guy :)

concerning your second question: no, they don`t kill planaria and no fish will eat it either, they produce a very evil tasting slime and prevent other animals from touching them this way. you can really see them back away if they try to nip on it :D

the only thing so far that works is flubenol.

13th Oct 2008, 03:24 AM


13th Oct 2008, 08:54 PM
Excelent pictures NISSO
Acutully yesterday I noticed one of the helena's consume MTS

14th Oct 2008, 05:12 AM
Side track a bit, anyone know if it kill planeria?

I don't think so, since i got these snails and they have been eating my other snails the population of planeria in the tank has shot up.