Feeding Assassin Snails - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-22-2014, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
Question Feeding Assassin Snails

Here are a few questions I want to ask before I buy Assassin Snails for my tank. If I order them and I have no other snails in my tank, well they go after any fish or shrimp I buy or would they accept wafers and other food? And would I need to buy some say Mystery Snails to keep them healthy or can they do without other snails? Right now I want to make sure I don't accidently put something that is either going to die from starvation or becomes a buffet for somebody else.
LongTimeAquarist is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 01-22-2014, 09:01 PM
Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongTimeAquarist View Post
Here are a few questions I want to ask before I buy Assassin Snails for my tank. If I order them and I have no other snails in my tank, well they go after any fish or shrimp I buy or would they accept wafers and other food? And would I need to buy some say Mystery Snails to keep them healthy or can they do without other snails? Right now I want to make sure I don't accidently put something that is either going to die from starvation or becomes a buffet for somebody else.
Assassin snails live up to their name haha, They've been reported to eat other snails and sometimes shrimp If they get too hungry. (They're actually used to keep other snail populations down.) They're scavengers and carnivors so they eat anything really. Bloodworms, pellets. They should find enough in your tank to eat, if not you can feed them shrimp pellets.
They're compatible with most fish except loaches, and cichlids.
crzy2u is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-22-2014, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
So they would go after the shrimp when they can't find any other food. Basically I don't have to buy other snails to keep up their food supply. nice to know.
LongTimeAquarist is offline  
Reply

Tags
assassin snails , feeding , snails

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will assassin snails kill these snails? dfbiggs Invertebrates 4 03-26-2011 07:08 PM
Mystery Snails, Rare Trumpet Snail and Breeding of Assassin Snails Lupin Invertebrates 4 04-24-2009 04:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome