Snailing off into the sunset...

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Altaira, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. A

    Altaira New Member Member

    . I just went to check out a lfs, but the gourami tanks had ich, and one had 2 dead fish. So I won't be buying fish there. But I have been wanting some mts and I bought two...except they are actually assassin snails. Grumble grumble.
     
  2. shadowfish

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

    they do look the same and a tip in the future most pet stores dont sell MTS they have them as a problem pest so if you find some just ask and they will probably be happy to give you some.
     
  3. T

    The Red Severum Valued Member Member

    +1, MTS are usually given for free or a bulk for a cheap price.
     
  4. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Actually MTS and Assassins are not similar in the way they look.

    Mts are long and slender, usually a grayish tint to the shell

    Assassins are Black and Yellow, more rounder with less of a point to their tail.

    If you have any other snails in your tank, I would suggest you take them back, or they will eat them all ( unless thats wht you want ) Assassins need a constant supply of food - they are carnivorous AND they do multiply. Usually eggs around 25-50 each time.
     
  5. OP
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    Altaira New Member Member

    I have no other snails, except accidental pond snails, but what will the assassins eat when they run out? Will they politely die off?
     
  6. OP
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    Altaira New Member Member

    The worker bee on duty knew nothing about fish, or snails apparently. Snails were a buck each, so cheap enough. Never saw an assassin snail before, hence my confusion.
     




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