Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
mr.waffles1842's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 986
Concerning Snails

Hi guys! (and girls)!

I havent been on AA in awhile, but now im back! And of course, it's because I have a question relating to aquariums.

Sooo these past few weeks I've been thinking of getting a few snails for my 20 gallon. Also in this tank is a school of silvertip tetras, 2 amano shrimp, 4 julii corys, and some plants and driftwood. Among the plants somewhere is the shell of my last tiger nerite snail . Since dear old mum banned anything larger than the shrimp, i cant get freshwater crabs or lobsters. Thats okay though, since I think snails are awesome. Just have a few questions concerning the types im looking at (nerite and assassin snails)

1. I've read that assassin snails are assassins for a reason. Will they pose any threat to nerites?
2. I don't have a snail infestation. What do assassins eat? Can I use algae flakes? Do they scavenge?
3. Nerites breed in only brackish water. If I were to breed them, how would i go about doing so?

Thank you all!
It's good to be back!

"To look left is to look right. To look right is to look up. To look up is to look down." -Anonymous
mr.waffles1842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
CraigRets's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada, Ns
Posts: 128
Hey, assassin snails would eat ANY other snails in your tank including the nitrites. There has also been reports of them eating dwarf shrimps, appx 1inch so I wouldn't get them unless they were on their own. If they were on their own I would get some tadpole snails from your lfs for free or try breeding MTS or ramhorns.
CraigRets is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.