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post #11 of 13 Old 01-19-2011, 04:09 AM
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This is the first thread I have ever seen entitled "assassin snails". I was thinking about making one myself.

I've seen deals on AB like 1 AS for $1 + $15 shipping. Quite abit more expensive, but maybe not that bad. Keep in mind, I do believe they burrow, so if you get 1, you might not see it alot. I don't recommend you put it with any other type of snail, but they are fine to live with there own kind from all accounts I have heard.

I think my lfs is looking into ordering 1 or 2 for me. I am createing a controlled infestation in 1 of my smaller tanks. I have dozens of ramshorn nest ALL OVER my java fern! SO many! Countless! Between my GS and my bigger snails, I am probably not feeding them as much as they need, though. I'll increase there food. I am working on Generation 3! Gen 2 is all grown up. Assassin snails favorite food is ramshorn snail. Gen 3 grows kinda big, I'll definately look closer into getting an assassin snail, maybe 2 if it gets out of hand lol.

Good luck! It is a beautiful snail!

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-21-2011, 06:53 PM
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Assassins are a really kewl little snail,
I started with about 12 and in just 6 months I had hundreds of babies appear up from the gravel one day.
Since then, I keep them in all my tanks with gravel/sand in it, they do like to burrow and that seems to be where the young hide until old enough to venture out amongst the other creatures top side.
They go good with most anything that doesn't pester them to death,
They won't bother snails bigger then themselves either unless they are super hungry, At which time they may gang up on a larger snail, although I have rarely seen this happen if you feed them enough,
they'll eat most anything, But I have found they tend to prefer the pond/Bladder snails over all the other types, Ramshorn seems to be a second choice with the trumpets taking up the rear.

just a few short months ago I had an explosion of pond snails in a 15 gallon full of cherry shrimps,
I dropped in 50 assassins and I was very pleased with the results, as always these guys rock, Less then a week and no pond snails to be found,

I sell assassin as i always have lots of them< bUT ALAS I'm in Canada.

Always in NEED & looking for more Tanks!
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-21-2011, 08:32 PM
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My one assassin has been placed in my 6gl RCS farm. It is OVERRUN with MTS. I hope my assassin doesn't starve because the only thing he has to eat in this tank are the MTS. So far I've never seem him burrow, he's constantly cruising the tank. Looking for ramshorns, no doubt.

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