- - Assassin Snail
|aquariangel ||08-24-2009 09:40 AM |
Sharing a picture of one of our Assassin Snails in the Banana Shrimp tank.
|aunt kymmie ||08-24-2009 11:05 AM |
Cool looking snail. What's a banana shrimp?
|aquariangel ||08-24-2009 11:29 AM |
I think so too...although the Brigs/Mystery snails are my favorites (they're purple, my favorite color, so I'm biased there) I really like the Assassins....
They are Yellow Shrimp....some people call them Banana, however in doing some research I found that Banana Shrimp are Penaeus merguiensis (seen below)
as opposed to Neocaridina heteropoda (which is what we have) so it's actually a misnomer to call them banana shrimp. They are a species of Dwarf Shrimp the same as Red Cherry Shrimp. This color variation was originally bred in Germany.
|Krinedawg ||08-24-2009 11:29 AM |
They are yellow shrimp if you look at her profile she has some very nice pictures of them along with their blue shrimp. Very nice indeed!
|Lupin ||08-24-2009 07:41 PM |
How many assassins do you have? Nice snail.
|aquariangel ||08-25-2009 08:44 AM |
Thanks, we have five total...waiting for the eggs to hatch. Figure about three more weeks since the eggs just appeared last week. And then a forever wait for the little ones to grow out enough to show themselves and (wow) 4 to 8 months for them to reach full growth.
|Lupin ||08-26-2009 04:44 AM |
Let's see....My assassins started laying eggs in early April while I was on vacation. Then babies appeared only in July and at about 3 mm in size and some of my baby assassins are half-grown to an inch at the very moment. Very slow process...
|aquariangel ||08-26-2009 08:57 AM |
Yes, veeeerrrryyyy slow, huh? Not at all like the brigs! I swear sometimes you can see them growing before your eyes...LOL.
|Lupin ||09-02-2009 05:31 AM |
Very slow indeed. I have a 6g just for those snails and that tank doesn't gather much interest to guests except when you drop some "pest" snails for them to stalk and eat.:roll:
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