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post #11 of 14 Old 02-16-2011, 12:23 PM
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I'm pretty sure they get to at least 1/2 inch before breeding.

If you want my advice, I would 'seed' another tank with MTS, so you have two tanks with them... Then add 4-5 assassins to your main tank. They breed VERY slowly, and then you finally get up to 10-12 adults, sell them on the classifieds forum on this site, and add a few more MTS. You'll get a feed for how many assassins will wipe out the MTS, and make some money on the side.

(Maybe I'm not offering selfless advice here, I need to buy some cheap assassins.)

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-16-2011, 06:31 PM
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Males are smaller. My female assassins started mating with half inch to inch sized males when they reached an inch size.

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-18-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry should have been more clear, i meant to ask when the MTS start to breed. i don't want to get the assassins when i only have small non breeding MTS.

I found assassins at my LFS for only $2.99ea how much are they usually?
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-18-2011, 10:49 PM
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That sounds reasonable.

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