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PostSubject: Assassin snails   Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:17 am

Do assassin snails burrow into the gravel and if they are the only species in the tank, what should they be fed?
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:22 am

Mine tend to borrow sometimes. I feed mine cooked leafy greens, alge tablets and floating fish food
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:03 am

I always thought that they wouldn't eat vegetable matter.
They should be OK in a planted tank
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:05 am

I have no idea whta these guys eat, but they will be fine in a planted tank. They do burrow on occation.
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:47 am

Live snails are preferred, but if you don't have a supply of these to feed them on then any commercial high protein based food is fine e.g. catfish pellets. They are carnivorous by nature, so will also accept other shellfish, although this will quickly pollute the tank if not removed soon after so is not really recommended.
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PostSubject: Safe tankmates?   Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:44 am

Hi there,
I'm wondering about getting some assasin snails to deal with a pest snail invasion But I'm concerned about whether they would harm my 2 Adult Nerite snails or the malaysian trumpet snails i have in the tank.

anyone know if my "good" snails would be on the menu for the assasins?
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:48 pm

Hi Mister X,
Assassin snails will eat all types of trumpet snails and other pest species, so your mts will not be safe. I have kept them with Adult nerites - Ruby and Tiger, no problem at all Very Happy - they ignore them. If keeping with bee nerites, i would keep a close eye on them as they are much smaller and maybe seen as a tasty snack.... affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Assassin snails   Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:38 pm

oh no! I just ordered some bee nerites!

We'll instruct them in snail self defence immediately!

( or keep em in another tank, whatever is easier!)
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