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Old 04-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #1 
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What to feed the assassins?

So, I bought some assassin snails to kill the pond snails that came in on new plants...and the pond snails are getting pretty well in-check...but I'm not sure what to feed the assassins?

I feed my bettas a pellet at a time, so there's none, or very, very little food falling to the bottom, so they're not going to be able to eat that. Is there special Assassin food I should be getting them? (And yes, I did enjoy typing that. ;)

Help is appreciated!! :D
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:46 AM   #2 
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Go to the store and just buy some pond snails. They are cheap and you only have to feed the assassin snails like twice a week.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:13 AM   #3 
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How many to throw in there per assassin? I definitely don't want to overdo it and have the same problem as before. :)

Also, are there any alternatives? I feel really bad feeding live animals...but if there's not any other way, then I'll do it. I actually felt pretty awful for buying the assassins in the first place, but it was either have a massive over-stock of pond snails eating all my plants...or get some assassins. My plants won. :P
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #4 
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I've seen my assassin snail eating my corys Omega One sinking shrimp pellets. In fact, I've got beef with him because he seems to prefer those over the ramshorns invading my tank. I think he must be a union assassin snail. And the pellets are too big for for my betta to eat (though he certainly tries), so you probably won't have to worry about your betta gorging himself.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #5 
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Any protein rich fish food will work for assassin snails. Shrimp pellets or other sinking food will work for when you don't have extra snails for them to hunt down and eat.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the information!!

And Nicci, your sig quote is absolutely fantastic. The ONE LOTR betta, love it! :)
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #7 
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They will also live on algae tablets as they have protein in them as well.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the information!!

And Nicci, your sig quote is absolutely fantastic. The ONE LOTR betta, love it! :)
You got the reference! I've always considered the other inhabitants in my 10 gallon as my betta's minions. Unfortunately, with a new betta and a new tank, I have to figure out how to make it work for both.
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