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Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: scooby » Fri Oct 14, 2011 09:52

Very intrested in getting some assissin snails just to breed and make a bit of cash and swap for malawi fry etc. Is there anyone on here what breed Assassin snails and could give me any tips on feeding etc. Have done my home work on the net but still unsure what are the best snails to feed the assassins. Any info would be good and also do you keep the snails with other fish or on there own.

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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: kathateria » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:01

Ive read they will eat 1 snail a day.
Ive bred apple snails before. I dont know if assassins are the same though.
Normal pest snails, should suffice. Im sure you will get some freebies off forums! If you pay for postage

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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: scooby » Tue Nov 22, 2011 19:35

Anyone with any info :thanks: in advance

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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: Peter » Tue Nov 22, 2011 20:08

Hi,

I take it your on about the Anentome helena, Its not a hard snail to breed, just get yourself a small group of them 5-6 would do to make sure you have both sexes in your tank. They breed on hard surfaces and lay their eggs singularly (at least they did with me) The hatch time is around 4-5 weeks and the young snails are really small (1mm) They dont normally pray on their own young or snails that are larger than them (apple snails) Maxium size is around 1,5cm and they start breeding at around 1cm. Once youve got no more feeding snails left you can feed them food tablets or frozen brine shrimp. Another way ive heard of is keeping them with apple snails and they will eat the young apples when they go into the water.

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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: scooby » Thu Feb 02, 2012 20:50

Thanks for the reply Peter , I've had the assassin snails for around 4 months now still no babies , but i did read on the net it takes around 6 months before they breed so fingers crossed. Thanks Again

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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: twuncher » Mon Nov 12, 2012 00:47

Well I started with four of these, I now have possibly over 40 in my tank, they totally wiped out my bladder snail problem and these look way cooler! I never specifically fed them or tried to breed them they must feeding on the sinking wafers I feed my corydoras duplicareus!
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Re: Anyone breed assassin snails

PostAuthor: Sweety » Fri Jan 10, 2014 00:31

Been keeping them for years, I find they love blood worms & will find them coming out for when ever it's added to a tank. What I have notice is once the pest snails are gone & you don't feed blood worms to them they will prey on their own young or weaker adults.

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