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Old 04-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #1 
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Assassin snails.

There seems to be very little in the way of info on the net about these (imho) awesome snails. Altier (assassins creed anyone?) has been missing since I baught him but I've been pulling empty snail shells out since I got him so I know he's alive he's just private I guess. A few questions that I cannot find much in the way of answers for on the net.

How many snails do they eat on a daily basis? I have loads ranging from almost invisible to the naked eye to about the size of a sunflower seed.

Do I need to supplement his diet with anything else? Algae wafers or specialist snail food etc?

I've only got the one at the moment because I wasn't sure if they would fight or eat their own kind plus I didn't want them breeding quickly. Now I've read a bit more about them I know they are not cannibalistic so how many would be sufficient for a 2 foot long tank (15g my stocking is in my sig) with an explosion of about 100 snails (that I can see)?

Do they eat the snail eggs?

Thanks in advance :)
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #2 
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I have some assassins, and they eat maybe one each every day or so... What i read though is that they will eat all of the snails in the tank, and then they may or may not turn on eachother. I have such a high population of snails in all of my tanks though that i havent had that problem. lol!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:42 AM   #3 
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I have one in a tank that I don't have any snails in anymore lol. I also have another tank that I let his food breed in. He will disappear for 2 weeks at a time on me. As soon as I put in a snail for him to hunt he comes out. On occasion I have seen mine eat fish flake food. So I don't really worry about him dying anymore. From what I understand they are not cannibalistic if you keep at least some acceptable food for them available. I love my assassin snail it is so awesome at how he only comes out when needed and is so efficient. I put 4 baby snails in his tank and the next day I had 4 tiny decorations lol.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #4 
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lmao! I dont even try to collect the empty shells anymore, they make up decent part of the substrate in one of my smallest tanks. X3 I have all kinds too, that i have collected and kept, including an empty assassin snail one, i dont know if it died naturally or not though, it was empty when i found it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #5 
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-I think they spend most of the day hiding and come out at night. Just got 2 of them today Altier and Ezio.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #6 
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I have an altair and was going to call the new one I get next week Ezio lol.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #7 
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Geeks. Then again, I will probably end up using the same name(s) when I get mine. Said the pot to the kettle.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #8 
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I have never played Assassins creed lol. I'm not a fan of games but my other half plays them and suggested the names. Couldn't think of any other assassins names haha.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:13 PM   #9 
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:) I was doing some online reading about these little guys!! I'm so excited, I'm picking up 6 tomorrow (3 for each tank). The guy selling me them is also giving me free pond snails. If I put some pond snails in a small container of unheated water, how fast will they grow? I'd like to harvest them for my new assassins.

Also, I have some names picked out so far... But it's a surprise until I bring them home!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #10 
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Pond snails don't grow that big. Mines about the size of my finger nail but he went from being almost microscopic to that size in just a fortnight :D
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