LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Assassin Snails

Home Forums Invertebrates & Other Critters Assassin Snails

This topic contains 12 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Bigbadbaz 9 years, 6 months ago.

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #299845

    Jarcave
    Participant

    Has anyone heard of these? A species of snail which kills other snails?

    Jared

    #310848

    Eyrie
    Participant

    Heard good things about them, though I don’t need them myself.

    More information here.

    #310849

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    A hell of a lot of shops are getting them in now and by all accounts they are really good at getting rid of other snails.

    Are you thinking about getting some Jared ?

    #310857

    Jarcave
    Participant

    I’m thinking about it. I’ve been offered some, but wanted to learn more before I went ahead. Thanks for the replies.

    #311229

    coelacanth
    Participant

    We have had our first little Boba Fetts in recent weeks.

    #311245

    ulster exile
    Member

    I bought a couple of these a few weeks ago and haven’t noticed them much tbh, although I have been away.

    They move faster than a MTS and are a bit bigger than the average MTS. So far I have seen them eating MTS but not any of the pest snails I have in that tank. I can’t say that I can see an awful lot of difference in the snail levels, but that’s not my major concern tbh.

    Their markings are nice though – they do stand out.

    #311246

    Jarcave
    Participant

    I’ve had a few now for a few days. They are quite quick for snails! If I throw a catfish pellet in the tank they seem to be on it very quickly.

    I did introduce a couple of snails to see what happened. They were assassinated! Mine don’t seem to bury themselves as other reports seem to suggest they do.

    #311367

    geordie John
    Participant

    Now then folks,
    Does anyone know any where in the North East where I can aquire some of these ! (or swap some Crystal red shrimp for them LoL )
    All the best,
    G.J.

    #311373

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Petmania in Billingham had loads in a couple of weeks back John.

    #311375

    geordie John
    Participant

    QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Nov 1 2008, 10:59 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Petmania in Billingham had loads in a couple of weeks back John.


    Cheers Mark,
    Hopefully I’ll get along there today.
    All the best,
    John

    #311381

    thelizzious
    Member

    I could do with a few too. I am sick and tired of constantly fishing out snails and see them all over the tank again the next morning.

    #311383

    geordie John
    Participant


    Cheers again Mark ,
    I got 5 and when I’d dropped them in (aclimatised them ! LoL ) I knocked some pest snails into their area within a minute one was being eaten as a shrimp sat upon the assasins shell !
    must have been hungry, but I’m well chuffed with them , their a bit of ‘extra’ to the Cherry shrimp tank unfortunately I dont think theyd tollerate the lower ph in the other tanks.
    All the best,
    John

    #311390

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    I got 3 on wed, have already started to see desolate shells around the tank…

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.