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    Have two assassin snails, though I hardly see them. For days they're like hiding and then I'll get a glimpse of them, and then gone again for days. Does anyone else also experience this behavior with their assassin snails? I would admit I haven't seen to many of the others snails, guess these assassin snails are doing their thing. Also, what else do you guys feed them? Will they eat the typical algae wafers?
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    When they aren't hungry and searching for a fresh meal, they bury themselves in the substrate...they'll eat algae wafers, and any other fish food that they can get to
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    +1 to Slaphppy7. My sons also hide just under the gravel when they aren't hunting.
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    Thanks guys. Yeah I got home this afternoon and saw one, hour later and it was gone again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    When they aren't hungry and searching for a fresh meal, they bury themselves in the substrate
    I believe this is true of most types of small aquatic snails.

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    I've never seen apple (mystery) snails do it, but the asassins and the MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) do it alot
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    I've never seen apple (mystery) snails do it
    Neither have I.

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    Many people find the MTS to be beneficial because the constant digging aerates the substrate...but they breed like crazy, and are considered to be a pest by many people, too
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    As far as I know, there are only a handful of snails that will dig into the substrate. MTS, Assassin Snails and the different species of Rabbit snails will also do it.

    Agreed with Matt's assessment of the Clea helena situation. Mine do the same thing. Also, they're nocturnal by nature, so you won't see much of them during the day. I've got about 5 and rarely see them these days. Threw them into a new tank w/ a ton of snails and I'm pretty sure they're getting their fill of much meatier snacks, like Ramshorns. Wish that weren't the case, because it's taking them forever to clear this tank out. lol Took them a couple of months to clear the 75gal and haven't had pond snail problems since. May have to purchase a few more. They get hungry in transit.
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    Triton sells them, he's who I bought some of mine from. They are doing great, no pest snails for me!

    They come out in the morning when I feed my fish, looking for sinking food.
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