Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Champaign, Illinois
I'm on month 2 of my assassin snail experiment and am thinking about adding more, once I can confirm whether my third snail is alive or dead. They have an annoying habit of both being nocturnal and staying buried and out of sight until they get larger.
Some things about assassin snails...
I wouldn't recommend them as an alternative to other types of snails. Instead, I would add them last, after you have a good handle on how rapidly your other snails are populating so they don't starve to death (since they're generally carnivorus).
Mine seemed to favor snails smaller than them until they grew to be bigger than a quarter inch, at which point they were brave enough to prowl and stalk the bigger snails.
If you do that, you should be able to balance your ecosystem so that you don't demolish your MTS/pond snail populations.
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