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I had these guys for a couple weeks now - 7 of them. I had 8 but the smallest one buried himself and died. I had them in the betta tanks and they burrowed in the gravel (can't afford black atm and I don't want to use regular sand) so I noticed a lot of extra waste in the tanks. Cleaned them and then put the snails in little betta cups with a bit of sand (I just don't want to use the reg sand for my bettas, I like them on black gravel) they don't need that much room do they?? They'll be fine in the small cups with sand? That way I can keep an eye on them and make sure they're all eating etc.
There is not a lot of info on assassins other than dropping them in a tank infested with nuisance snails. I'm quite enjoying my pond snails (came free with the assassins to kick start breeding ;-) ) and watching them clean everything!! And I think assassins are so cute with their siphons!
I'm just wondering if anybody has a good resource of info on the assassins? I've googled about everything I need for basic care and feeding but if there's anything else. Are the cups okay for long term use?
assassins are substrate burrowers. They attack from bellow.
they are not dead.. they are waiting and breeding.
Thank you so much!! I read all 3 sites and they helped. I think my cups are too small for long term. I'll try to get out now after the long weekend and pick up a larger tank. I will keep them by themselves because you better believe the bettas will make sure the assassins get NO bloodworm dinners!
Being summer I just checked the water temp in the cups and they have warm water and plenty of bloodworms :)
However, I think 2 have died on me. They're on top of the sand half out of their shells but there is no smell.
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