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  1. Slade

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    So after many months of Ramshorn outbreaks (I know I know, I overfeed a little and I am not ashamed of it :p) I finally got my Assassin snails, only a half dozen for my 4ft but I know with the ample food source they'll explode in population in a few months.

    Here, predator and prey enjoy a wonderful pre-dinner conversation, little did Mr.Ram know he was the main course!
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  3. Pezulu

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    Great pic.
     
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    Amazing photo.
    Good to see the Assassin in action :eek:
     
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    Ah, Assassin snails. My absolute pride and joy... I have 5 snails in total. 2 in my 80L, 2 in my 90L and 1 in my shrimp tank (14L).... No other snails exist as a result.. for long anyway..
    For those of you who are curious, the Assassins don't bother the shrimp unless they go hungry in which case any slower shrimp are up for grabs. Assassins also seem to keep planaria under control
     
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    Slade

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    :p "for long anyway" :lol: I'm planning on just keeping them in the one tank of mine, the other smaller ones can have Ramshorn so I can feed the Assassins later on in life. As for the shrimp, thats great to know as I'm planning out a shrimp tank at the moment :D
     
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    What happens when the snails are wiped out ? o_O
     
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    The Assassins eat anything they can find in the tank, and are not limited to only eating other snails.
    Frozen bloodworm gets them running as fast as they can.
    Flakes, wafers, pellets and anything else that remains until they can get to it, will be readily taken.
     
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    I feed my assasins blood worms but they eat algae wafers and any food that falls to the floor.
    Basically it goes like this in all 3 tanks.
    No food = hungry assassins who eat anything slow enough to catch
    Food sparingly = Semi hungry assassins who will get rid of pests but may get lazy
    Well fed tank = Lazy assasssins who won;t touch anything else because they know they get food from you.

    Easy peasy ;-)
     
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    I'm adding another snail to my shrimp tank because I have worked out how much to feed the tank in order for there to be peace between the species. My shrimp colony is strong. I have over 50 shrimp and I started out with about 15 a couple months ago.
     
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