I originally wanted chopstick snails. But they are super hard to find and there's absolutely no way I am ordering from that website. Aquatic Arts have them but they're out of stockGet some chopstick snails they burrow and only have 2 babys a year. These are thiara wenteri, they dig and eat leftover food and algae.
Oops posted the same link twice these are the thiara wenterI snails
That's how I got mine. They were in every tank in fish gallery and I asked for some and the guy gave me like 20.
Because the multiply horribly & snails already make me a bit squeamish
oops, I was assuming since snails make you a bit squeamish you didn't have any pet snails. If you do then no, you don't want assassins.I don't want to get assassins and them eat my other snails though
I've actually never seen any in my LFS, weird, I know.That's how I got mine. They were in every tank in fish gallery and I asked for some and the guy gave me like 20.
Well lets say the pond snails freak me out. But I got rid of them, and them in mass numbers freaks me out. I find rabbit snails and mystery snails cool, though I would never touch them unless I have tooops, I was assuming since snails make you a bit squeamish you didn't have any pet snails. If you do then no, you don't want assassins.
oops, I was assuming since snails make you a bit squeamish you didn't have any pet snails. If you do then no, you don't want assassins.
I don't have pest snails, I would hate to have to introduce pests just to feed the assassins lol. Unless I go with MTS, then assassins might be a good addition.I have nerites and mysteries with assassins. And have for years.
They will only go after large snails if there are no pest snails at their disposal. And even then they need to get in a group to take one down. I rescued a mystery who had 3 assassins on him. I then noticed that the tank was free of pest snails and moved those assassins to my tanks that still have plenty of pests.
Also worth mentioning....this was a tank that was getting daily water changes so it was also extra clean making it even harder for them to even find some leftover food or something.
Basically they will only go after large snails if they're absolutely desperate
I don't have pest snails, I would hate to have to introduce pests just to feed the assassins lol. Unless I go with MTS, then assassins might be a good addition.
Yes, I have sand. I was going to get the minI rabbit snails from Aquatic Arts but I didn't know they needed such warm water. It said 72-80 on their siteRabbit snails are the best snails ever! They crawl around, eat a bit, then bury themselves and go to sleep. They are so cute. They do need feeding though, mine eat pretty much all vegetables I've tried although they won't eat algae wafers. However they are not suitable for a lot of tanks since they need very warm water, 80f+. They do need sand to burrow in but I'm assuming you've got that if you're asking this question.
How big of a tank do they need?Yeah I had my rabbit snail in with my cpds and it was not doing well. Almost hibernating. I thought it was dead for real but it never stank so I left it. Then one day it moved so it for sure was alive. I did a little more research and realized my water was way too cold for it. I moved it in with the Betta and it is super happy.
I have a 5.5 gallon betta tank, I was wondering if I can maybe get one in there. They have the minI ones that max out at 1” but they only sell them in packs of 5. I think my 29 is going to be too cool for themSupposedly they get quite big but mine have maxed out at about 2 inches. Mine are fine in a 5 gallon. They are not super active.