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Old 08-18-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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questions on assasin snails

I've read they burrow under sand.. is this not what trumpeter snails do also?
I was wondering, because since letting my plant cargo snails just do their thing, I have ramshorns, pondsnails, and some others, along with some trumpeters I added to sift sand. If I added like, 5 assasin snails (this is a 10 gal) would that be too many? And would they sift my sandbed in place of the trumpeters?
On a side note, my sandbed is less than an inch, and an inch at most, just in a corner, so they wouldn't need to sift much.
Also, what happens when I'm out of snails to feed them? They won't eat each other?
Thanks for any info, I just think there more appealing than what I'm currently infested with haha
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll need 5 assassins for a 10 gallon. I'd just add a couple. They'll eat ramshorn, pond, and MTS snails and since your tank is small it won't take them long. They do burrow under the sand, but a sandbed that is an inch or less won't require sifting regardless. When they run out of snails to eat, they scavenge.
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Oh, well thanks for the info
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Assassin snails will eat mts, but they aren't likely to get all of those. I had dozens of them in a 10 for several months, and after they were all moved out the mts slowly reappeared.
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