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What kind of snail is this..and who wants them??

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What kind of snail is this..and who wants them??
Old 07-11-2010, 03:51 PM   #11
 
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Well if they start piling up and I can't get anyone to pick them up I will send them...normally on a weekly basis I can pull at least 100 from my tank.. Do you have fish that will eat them because you will have more than you know what to do with when they start laying eggs along with me sending more..
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:43 PM   #12
 
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because you will have more than you know what to do with when they start laying eggs along with me sending more..

eek! That is my memory of snails as a child. I avoid them like the plaque now. Oh by the way, I love the picture of your dog. Very handsome fella
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #13
 
well i have a pond a, turtle tank ,and a tadpole tank,soon to have a new 20 gal or 29 gallon :D
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #14
 
my turtles are fat little buggar,they'd prob love them.one tried to bite my finger off once
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:35 PM   #15
 
oy! maybe remove them to another tank and have a very happy and healthy assassin snail?
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:29 PM   #16
 
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I have been contemplating that...what would work better every once in a while putting a snail eating fish in and take out anything I want to save or add an assassin snail...for permanent I don't know assassin snails..will they kill nerites or Red Cherry shrimp or their fry? Do they multiply like most snails?
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #17
 
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Assassins can lay hundreds of eggs but the hatch rate usually is very low and survival rate depends totally on the number of prey the baby assassins can rely on. I would not keep assassins where you keep your prized snails such as nerites. They exist to kill any snails in their path. There have been reports of shrimps being killed but that remains a rare occurrence in most cases.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #18
 
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Yeah i don't want anymore snails that have egg sacks that aren't easily seen. For a while i didnt notice the pond snail eggs because they are clear. Are Assassin snails eggs easily seen?
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:05 PM   #19
 
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Yes, they lay their eggs everywhere but mostly around the plant base or under rocks. Should look square in shape with a tiny dot in the middle. I found hundreds laid though in silicon corners of my tank. Just leave them alone. Hatching rate will always be low.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #20
 
Assassin snails lay one egg at a time, it looks like a shark egg, so it's easy to spot. Even though snails are their preferred food, they will eat any high protein food... bloodworms, cichlid food, etc. They are not a problem to keep. I'm contemplating converting one of my 10g tanks to an assassin only tank, seeing as how one of my RCS tanks produces hundreds of pond snails per week.

Also, when you get a healthy sized colony of assassins going, you can always sell them on aquabid or here in the forums.
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