I'm trying to set up my 10 gallon Betta Fish tank where my snails (both pond snails and assassins) are self sufficient. My pond snails have just hatched babies and now I'm probably up to at least 25 from 6 about a month ago.
I want it to be set up so the assassins don't completely wipe out the pond snails but the pond snails don't invade completely. I need the pond snails to eat the algae and dead plant matter in the tank but I need the assassins to keep them under control.
Unfortunately, I may have to get a 20 gallon tank because I had two assassins in a tiny bin while I'm waiting for my pond snails to take over and they bred. At first I thought the bubble nest that was sticking to one was something else but now it's destroyed (not the snail) and there are a few new assassin snails around the bin. So, I probably now have 7 or 8 assassins.
What should I do? Should I wait a little bit longer or should I release them? Thanks for the help.
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