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Very effective Assassins
Well, as many of you know, I had a huge outbreak of Ramshorn snails in my small tank and some in my large tank. The small tank was literally crawling with the little buggers. I tried removing everything other then gravel and doing daily water changes, I tried starving them out by minimal feeding, I was scooping any out each morning only to find more at night. Finally, I got an Assassin snail. Actually I put 2 in there but only can find one. What I am NOT seeing however, is any Ramshorn snails. I think they or it has effectively done in all of the other snails. Would they eat each other as well? I am tempted to dump him into my 60 gallon tank but don't want the Assassins to eat each other. Anyone know if they know their own kind and avoid eating each other or not?
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Originally Posted by DanMarion View Post
I hope so. I think they are doing a great job keeping the pest snail numbers in check. It would just be a nice thing to know they are alive or not. Odd that only one in each tank chooses to hide though. Then again, stranger things have happened that is for sure.
If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
If you happen to have a male and a female in one of your tanks, you may even be surprised to find a baby assassin one of these days. They breed slow, but breed they do.
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