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  1. #1

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    As the title says, I need a small snail hunter for my nearly stocked 29 gallon. The tank has been up and running for about half a year and the water para. are stable. Any ideas or knowledge would be appreciated. Thank you in advanced for any and all suggestions.
    40 gallon breeder housing one RES, Rena xp3, Aqua Clear 50
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    Assassin snails
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    what are the other residents? I have found syno's and most types of loaches to be excellent pest snail eaters.

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    Try chian Loach. They don't get very big. Just make sure you have room to have a small group of them as they need to have there own kind for company. z

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    Assassin snails
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    thanks i am going to look into the assasin snail. My main concern is that i will get rid of the pest snails and then be overrun by the assasins. Any idea on the reproduction rate of the assassins?
    40 gallon breeder housing one RES, Rena xp3, Aqua Clear 50
    (RIP) 55 gallon planted community, two Aqua clear 50, Rena xp2
    29 gallon community. 5 neon tetras, one common pleco, one clown pleco, 1 red tailed shark, 7 green/bronze corries

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    Use a chainsaw.
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    Assassins are very slow to reproduce. About 1/3 of the eggs don't hatch, and the mortality among the tiny ones is high as well. No worries about them taking up where the "pest" snails left off.
    If you have stocking space (and suitable tankmates) for a cichlid that will grow to 4-5" (male, females about 3") I have some juvie chanchito's available that are excellent snail hunters. When I kept the parents in the 30 long I barely had any ramshorns left alive. After they were moved to another tank the snails went ballistic. I pull out several hundred each month to somewhat control their population now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka
    Assassins are very slow to reproduce. About 1/3 of the eggs don't hatch, and the mortality among the tiny ones is high as well. No worries about them taking up where the "pest" snails left off.
    If you have stocking space (and suitable tankmates) for a cichlid that will grow to 4-5" (male, females about 3") I have some juvie chanchito's available that are excellent snail hunters. When I kept the parents in the 30 long I barely had any ramshorns left alive. After they were moved to another tank the snails went ballistic. I pull out several hundred each month to somewhat control their population now.
    You cant go wrong with that info
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    if you do get overrun with assassin snails there is a good side to that in that you can sell them

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