Questions on goldfish and trapdoor snails

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    I have about ten goldfish that are between 1/4" and 1/2" at what size will the not be eaten by the bigger fish?

    I have also noticed that some of my trapdoor snails will be floating on top of the water when I go out at 3-4 am. Later in the day they are back on the sides or bottom. Why are they floating?
     
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    They sometimes get air trapped and end up getting rid of it, from what i know thats one thing
     
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    a fish will eat another that will fit in it mouth. so if all your fish are about the same size your good.
     
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    bmach, what exactly are you doing up and about at 3 or 4 am?! LOL!

    Can't be just looking at floating snails! Sounds like you're up to no good! LOL!
     
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    Either I work nights or I am a frog looking for some food. So should I pull my little fish and put them in something else until they are bigger?
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    koi and goldfish will eat the fry until theyre recognised as fish and not larvae .. the floating trapdoor snails...never witnessed that
     
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    i was hold that gold fish would not eat other gold fish lol
    thanks for telling me
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    as a rule they dont, but asd eggs yes and as small fry they look like larvae, not unlike misquitoe larvae.
     
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    I have found that The baby trap door snails are quickly eaten by my larger Shubunkin's. I have trap door snails in another tank that have hundreds of baby snails. Nothing else in there to eat them.

    Happy ponding,
     
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