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  1. Default Assassin snail tank size?


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    Just curious, I was thinking about maybe breeding some in a 3 gallon tank.

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    That should be fine - just make sure they have a good supply of pond snails - or regular fish food. They are very slow growing so be patient.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
    ~ My 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Do they eat their own young? Also, are they male and female, or can breed with just 2. I remember somewhere seeing that snails can be both.

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    I bought 6 for the same breeding question in my 20. I am curious EAT YOUNG vs SLOW GROWING, cuz it's been a few months. I could be even slower because my 20 seems out of snails except the occasional MTS, have a 10 gal growing food lol


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    They do need to be male and female, as they are two distinct sexes.

    They are very slow to grow and burrow right after hatching until they gain some size. Cannibalization is rare if they have sufficient other foods present. It a bit hotly debated as to if they do or do not... they definitely will eat a dead animal (fish or snails) and they will definitely prefer other snail types to their own type.

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    I've never seen active cannibalism in assassins, I've seen young and adults feeding on scraps together. Doesn't mean it wouldn't happen though, as with any other species I'm sure they'd snack on dead ones.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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    Well, since they eat pretty much anything, feeding them ALOT shouldn't be hard. Thanks for advice, any ways confirm male/female, or should I just go with 5 and see what happens.

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    No idea sorry. I have two adults and they look very similar.
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    They are a type of Whelk not a snail so maybe they don't like the taste of themselves . They will breed if conditions are good 23+ temp and plenty of food, as the food runs down the breeding slows. I started with 5 and now I have hundreds. I feed them on rolled up frozen brine shrimp placed under a small glass as its fun watching them burrow their way in
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Fishhook A Birthday Bunny. - gadget228 Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 

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    As I recall there is not really a distinctive markings or feature to determine male or female, although the females do tend to be the larger sized ones.

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