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assassin snail in brackish?
Old 12-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
 
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assassin snail in brackish?

Hello, could anyone tell me if assassin snails will tolerate brackish water? SG 0.003 - 0.008 tops. I just bought a bunch of plants that happened to come with ramhorn snails (of course). I've seen quite a few of them, so I'm foreseeing an outbreak in my near future and want to know if assassins would be an option. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
 
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what are the fish you are keeping in there?

assassin snails may tollerate BW but certainly will live shortened lives... as will the ramshorns.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
 
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I'm keeping bumblebee gobies. Chances are I won't let the salinity get much above 0.005 anyway, but I've read that it's good to let it vary over the course of months. I guess I'll just wait and see if the snails get bad. Maybe the salt till even out the pest snail population. Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:04 AM   #4
 
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the one thing I can guarantee is that a stable tank is a dead tank. The SG will flux from 1.005 + when you have evap and lower when you top off. Water changes are never an exact match but they are close. Temperature fluxes; with plants, O2 will flux as will pH (high O2 in the day & low pH with the opposite during the night).

Focus on what is best for the fish and I wouldn't sweat the snails. If you are over feeding or not doing regular maintenance than they may grow into a problem. At higher SG levels, I doubt the eggs will survive.
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