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    First can you tell me do the Assassin Snail really get the pest snail problem under control? I am looking for something to help with my snail population. How many would I need and where do you buy them? When I first got my pest snails for my GS Puffer I just ordered them from someone on line but they were not kept in the tank with him. If I get the Assassin Snail it will go in the tank with my fish and I don't want them to end up sick.
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    assassin snails WILL eradicate a pest snail population, but it doesn't happen over night. They only eat so many snails at a time. Depending on how many you start out with, it may take until the assassins themselves start reproducing before they start putting a dent in the others. I started with three because that was all the fish store had... it took months, but now I have no pond snails and 50-100 assassin snails. I guess I could make some money selling them off if I wanted to.

    If you can't find any in your local fish stores you could try aquabid, looks like there's a lot up for grabs there.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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