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BettaDexter 01-22-2012 05:37 PM

Assassin Snail - looking to purchase
 
So I am now finding myself with a quickly growing snail problem. A lone one hitchhiked in on some plants a couple months ago and only being one, I was fine with letting him hang out. I noticed another pop up about a week ago, and after being out of town a few days I've come back to at least 10 baby snails in my 15 gallon tank.
I'm going to purchase an assassin snail - any suggestions on where to purchase live fish online? I've never done it before and figured I'd see if there's any reputable places you all get them instead of a random shop in ebay. Thanks!

ladayen 01-23-2012 03:05 PM

Honestly, I would just leave them. Snails dont really harm anything(unless they get into the filter) and they will eat pretty much everything and break it down so that the bacteria can deal with it. Assassin snails need a steady supply of food and will go through the small amount of snails you have in under a month most likely.

If you really dont like them, place a piece of cucumber in your tank at night. In the morning you will probably have snails all over it. Pull it out and toss it.

Inga 01-23-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ladayen (Post 960875)
Honestly, I would just leave them. Snails dont really harm anything(unless they get into the filter) and they will eat pretty much everything and break it down so that the bacteria can deal with it. Assassin snails need a steady supply of food and will go through the small amount of snails you have in under a month most likely.

If you really dont like them, place a piece of cucumber in your tank at night. In the morning you will probably have snails all over it. Pull it out and toss it.


True. I had a huge outbreak of ramshorn snails due to over feeding. I was purposely over feeding to keep fry alive in the tank. I got assassins and they cleared up the issue in no time. They do however reproduce quickly also, contrary to popular belief. Wish I had known you wanted some a month ago, I got rid of about 100 of them. I could have sent you many of them for free. Now they seem to be taking a break from the breeding. Less food in the tank, I assume.

InvertPlanet 01-25-2012 08:12 PM

check out the puffer section of the forum. I am certain you can sell your snails there.


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