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Old 02-18-2009, 11:46 AM   #11
 
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leave it in ure tank and in a few weeks u'll have a few hundred. check for jelly bubbles with white dots on ure plant leaves...those are eggs. Snails aren't so bad, but their poo pollutes the gravel and before u know it u'll have a dirty tank
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:48 AM   #12
 
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I'm beginning to regret for killing off the pouch snails just when more assassin snails are arriving for me.
i never heard of these kind of snails. Isn't this like erasing a problem by adding a new problem...i'm sure assasin snails also breed, and since they wont find all the snails in the tank, the pouch snails continue to breed too?
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #13
 
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The pics are all pond snails.lol
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #14
 
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i never heard of these kind of snails. Isn't this like erasing a problem by adding a new problem...i'm sure assasin snails also breed, and since they wont find all the snails in the tank, the pouch snails continue to breed too?
No, assassin snails can find their prey quite efficiently. I grabbed a handful of gravel to add to the new tank for the assassin snails and it was only after a day, I realized they killed all the MTS that I failed to notice. The MTS had been hidden deep under the gravel to evade the tiger loaches and ended up in the hands of assassins eventually. The last elusive pouch snail got eate finally. Now, I need to get some more snails from a friend who is also a member here. I've been dying to try ramshorns again.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:18 AM   #15
 
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Ok, so I've got a pond snail. Asexual reproducer?

Do assassins need a steady diet of other snails or do they eat like any other snail just with a preference for cannibalism?
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:49 AM   #16
 
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Well, the guy decided to make a journey back across the front glass today, it was his last. I scooped him out and got rid of him.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #17
 
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Alas, poor horatio, I knew him well.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #18
 
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Alas, poor horatio, I knew him well.


Just keep a close eye out for any more that might be in there.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:22 PM   #19
 
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Ok, so I've got a pond snail. Asexual reproducer?

Do assassins need a steady diet of other snails or do they eat like any other snail just with a preference for cannibalism?
Pond snails and MTS are asexual.

Assassins will eat just about any species of snails except members of their own species. If their supply of snails is lacking, meaty foods such as bloodworms are good substitutes. I have five at the moment and judging from their size, 3 of them are females. Still planning to add more and my wallet is getting bare as I wait for another species, the Sulawesi snails (Tylomelania sp.) next month.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:15 AM   #20
 
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Well then yikes, I hope I caught this guy in time. I'm definitely adding assassin snails to my list of creatures I want for my tanks.
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