post #5 of 15 Old 11-27-2011, 01:51 PM. I am losing battle to pond snails, they are everywhere, breeding like crazy. OWN NOW. gif zavala the betta bettablr fishblr betta assassin snail corydora planted tank fish. The Assassin Snail, or Snail Eating Snail, is a small, easy-to-keep freshwater invert completely harmless toward fish and shrimps, but quite effective in reducing nuisance snail explosions. They come running(?) An Assassin Snail is a good snail to keep in a planted tank. And pest snails may enter a tank by hitching a ride on aquarium plants, so Assassin Snails may really help keep their population in check. An Assassin Snail does not like sudden shifts in water parameters, so make sure the aquarium is well filtered and heated. A healthy Assassin Snail can live about two years. The Assassin Snail (Clea helena) has been welcomed by fishkeepers as the single best all-around snail-killing animal in the hobby. The average life span is around two years, though they can easily exceed this age in a well maintained aquarium. The poor ramshorn doesn't have a chance. ASSASSIN SNAIL quantity. My tank had ADA aquasoil ( normal ADA aquasoil topped up with 2 inches of powder type aquasoil). You won’t be finding any of their eggs in your tank, that’s for sure! Please enter a password for your user account. | Privacy Policy An Assassin Snail is a good snail to keep in a planted tank. I too, every once in a while throw in a couple of ramshorn snails and they immediately get ambushed by the assassins but at the same time they don't show any interest for the cone-shaped snails (forgot their names). Meaning you need both a female and a male to breed this species of snail. Feeding assassin snail is pretty straight forward because … Nerites and assassins have worked fine for me even when there were no food snails for the assassins. These snails don’t lay as many eggs. The minimum recommended tank size for Assassin snails is a 5-gallon (20-liter) tank. Mystery Snail Breeding. This is particularly true with Copper. Assassin Snail has become a popular freshwater snail to keep. Assassins can even take down apple snails. I have a 2.5 gal nano with That I've set up for some Cherry Shrimp. I can't tell you anything about nerites vs assassins but I from my own experience I can say that my assassins haven't killed any of the cherry shrimps. This can eventually become fatal, so be sure to keep your pH relatively high and your water on the harder side. Assassin snails hunt down and eat other snails. 95 notes. I forget to drop snails in there for them sometimes, and they'll take down a shrimp. A few in your tank will have your pond snails shaking in their shells. Those shrimps are algae eating beasts. Live Plants & Assassin Snails In Tanks. However, of you have pond or ramshorns they go after those first since the way nerites angle their bodies makes it hard for assassins to liquify them. I've read that nerite snails are very effective in eliminating green spot algae and I'm about to get one. garfieldnfish is offline Quote Quick Reply. 493 notes. The assassin snail (Clea helena) ... Strangely this makes them ideal for planted tanks or paludariums. Related products. You’ll be able to recognize an assassin snail egg as a single white egg. Maybe those were weak/sick/dying nerites and shrimp. Try some amano shrimp. In a planted tank, this may indicate that there aren’t enough plants, or too much fertilizer is being used. If I want to watch them eat a snail, I just go grab a medium sized ramshorn and toss it into the tank. See more ideas about Snail, Aquarium snails, Aquascape. Assassin Snails are not interested in eating plants at all, so there is no risk the plants will get devoured. Similarly, ramshorn snails (Planorbis spp.) Assassin snail tankmates. I wasn't trying to say you guys were wrong, just that you two were exceptions to the cases. They stir up the substrate with their burrowing behavior and eat decaying plant matter, helping to keep algae down. Also about 50 snails if not more. 018. benicetobugs . | Refund Policy. It is also extraordinarily eye-catching in planted aquariums, featuring a … I put some RCS and Assassin Snails in the tank and its now a huge mistake. Be careful that you do not accidentally transfer assassin eggs into your tanks that will house ornamental snails. Planted Tank Obsessed I have a 10 gallon with 25 Assassin Snails 1 Amano Shrimp 2 Ghost Shrimp. There are four species in the genus that are commonly seen, all … Nerites are simply too big, strong, and they have opercula to protect themselves. Reblog. FIRE RED OSCAR ORANDA GOLDFISH. Assassin Snail in planted aquarium || Snail problems - YouTube Aug 11, 2016 - snail aquariums aquascaping . However, they are a useful and beneficial snail to have in the planted tank. Copper can be fatal to snails, so double check to make sure any additive is snail and shrimp safe. Reblog. I have never found a nerite snail killed by an assassin. MTSs and every now and then I toss in a pond snail from my plant clipping tank. It's funny to because there's two dominant snails and they'll push their way right into the ramshorn, shoving the others away. Lucky snails can live longer if food is plentiful and water conditions are right. While keeping a small group of Assassin Snails in a tank may reduce the numbers of Trumpet Snails somewhat, Assassin Snails should not be considered the only solution to snail population explosions. In … Follow. We try to keep the tank as natural as possible, so we didn't want to use a bunch of chemicals to get rid of the snail infestation. I breed assassin snails and I keep nerites in their tank. Assassins may be sensitive to some of their ingredients, especially in high concentrations. Finally let’s briefly mention Assassin Snails. Shipping, taxes, and discounts will be calculated at checkout. Assassin Snail Appearance. I’m more worried you aren’t sure how it got into your tank as they aren’t really classified as a pest snail. Has anyone kept the two species in the same tank? [Question] Will an Assassin Snail eat planaria worms? Unlike other snail species, mystery snails aren’t hermaphrodites that reproduce asexually. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to, https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ml#post1243392, https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ml#post1132933, The following errors occurred with your submission. If the assassins don't have any other prety available they will go after nerites. In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register. 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