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Thread: Assassin Snails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    yea, don't do that. I could do like $2 each - but its a bit chilly to ship right now. Mine are about half grown and starting to come out, when you look at my substrate closely you see tons of them
    That'd be great!...I know what you mean about the weather, it got down to 25F here last night (now watch all the Northern and Canadian members jump on me for saying that's cold, lol...it is for us down here, we're not used to that stuff)
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    Also, I have gone to my LFS and got free pest snails to feed them with

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    Thanks for thr great info, Trillianne!...those eggs are neat looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Also, I have gone to my LFS and got free pest snails to feed them with
    I don't think I'll have a problem feeding a handful of assassins for quite some time, lol...but that's a good idea
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    we hit -30* with wind chill today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Also, I have gone to my LFS and got free pest snails to feed them with
    Petco gives them out by the betta jar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    WOW, a hundred?...what food do they go after, I thought they just munched on other snails (?)...your "punk rocker" looks kinda white in those photos, aren't they usually yellow and brown?
    They will eat fish food off the bottom too, and they're quick to move in on a dead fish if they get the chance. I think I even saw one going after corydoras eggs once. They eradicated the pest snails long ago but obviously they're still finding plenty of food to sustain the population. They don't seem to go after plants or zucchini.

    A lot of my assassins have eroded shells to varying degrees. Probably they're not getting enough calcium. Punk rocker is a good example of that... most of the trademark yellow and brown stripes have been worn away and white shell is left underneath.
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    They are. I have quite a few babies in my tank lately that I've spotted. I'd mail you some but not sure the weather along the route. (Its 45 F here today )

    You may want to check your local craigslist. I know I've listed my grow outs there, perhaps someone local to you has some extras for a more reasonable cost. (They are $2-3 at the LFS and I've sold mine for like $1.50 on Craigslist.)

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    yea, they are horrible to have it tanks with egg layers since they will actively hunt them

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    Slaphppy7, I am in TX also so I will forgive you for being a Chargers fan. But I went through the same senario as you and picked up some assasin snails. Well they wiped out all my smails, and now I have several of them. I would be glad to send you a few for free if you are interested. Just send me a PM with your mailing address.

    I have never mailed any before, so if anyone has any packaging advice I could use it.

    By the way, mine are in my tank with RCS and I have never seen them eating shrimp. I did see them eating on a neon that died a few months back, but I am sure he died from old age.

    LionelC

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