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Old 01-11-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Assassin Snails-Mystery Snails

I've noticed a population growth of MTS along with pond snails in my tank. I want to nip this in the bud before it gets out of control. I have my 2 large Mystery Snails and I was wondering about getting a couple of Assassin Snails to help keep the population of the MTS and pond snails down.

Will my Mystery Snails be safe since they're so large, or should I put them in the betta tank while the Assassins clean up?

I really don't want to lose all of my MTS, so I thought I could just use the Assassins for awhile and then move the them to the betta tank after awhile and put the Mysterys back. Does this sound like a good plan?

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I've never seen assassins go after nerites so I think mystery snails woulds be fine. To nip it in the bud, you need to find and remove the food source that is supporting them.
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You should be just fine mystery snails get way to big for an assassin to mess with. But the pond and MTS wil be lunch in nothing flat!
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A couple of Dwarf Chain loaches will clear them out too.
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I've never seen assassins go after nerites so I think mystery snails woulds be fine. To nip it in the bud, you need to find and remove the food source that is supporting them.
I'm most likely overfeeding, but didn't think that I was.
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How many Assassins for a 36 gal planted tank would you suggest?
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How many Assassins for a 36 gal planted tank would you suggest?
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Well I did 10 which I have to admit was way to many now I breed pond snails in another tank to keep the assassins fed. I would say maybe 4-5 would be all you will need. Bit tou may still find that you will need to supplement them later on.
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Well I did 10 which I have to admit was way to many now I breed pond snails in another tank to keep the assassins fed. I would say maybe 4-5 would be all you will need. Bit tou may still find that you will need to supplement them later on.
But everyone seems to agree that my Mystery Snails are safe?
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Yep they are way to big for the assassins to go after.
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Yep they are way to big for the assassins to go after.
I've been on the internet researching this and I guess sometimes, they'll gang up and take down a big snail. I can't imagine them doing this if they have a food source that's much easier prey. So far, it's about 50/50 as far as if the MS would be safe or not. Maybe I should consider the loaches...
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