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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 01:17 PM
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My assassins seem to eat whatever frozen food that hits the bottom of the tank...beefheart, bloodworms, brine shrimp, etc. They crawl around all over the place, glass, plants, found two baking on the heater, but they also spend plenty of time burrowed in the substrate.

I have no experience with shrimp, but have read some folks here saying their assassins have eaten their shrimps. Hard to believe, but that's what's been said.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: Best way to get rid of snails?

I am finally snail free!
Well, haven't seen any in over a week anyways so I assume they're gone.

I couldn't find an assassin snail, but only went to 2 stores. So, I did a combination of lettuce in the tank and good old fashioned smashing.

I also cut feedings back to Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Thanks again everyone for your help! Happy Holidays
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 09:09 PM
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i will sometimes add a small piece of cucumber or romaine lettuce and it attracts snails pretty easily, then you just have to chuck the snail ridden veggie. it only takes a few hours too.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 09:09 PM
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just nuke it in water or boil it first so its soft and sinks.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 09:22 PM
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manual removal of snails is by far the best way to not harm anything else in your tank. the cucumber can help with gathering them in one place for removal. simply take them out anytime you see one anywhere in your tank. Check for them especially at night when theyre active, you will gather way more of them at this time. within a week, I guarantee you you will have most if not all moved out.
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