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post #42 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp View Post
Problem is, after the snails are gone, some people have had probs with them taking down shrimp.
Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
I know there are very rare cases of an assassin taking a shrimp. But most of those stories are actually assassins eating dead or dying shimp. I added a couple young assassins to a tank with a limpet issue and they took care of them quickly. If they are valuable shrimp, use young small assassins as an extra safeguard.
And here's a link to a thread that warns about the dangers of adding assassin snails to a tank with shrimp in it.
They will eat them just as Soothing Shrimp has said.
I'm not willing to lose any shrimp just to get rid of some limpets.
I will try the oebt or nerite method first.
And if those don't work then maybe some baby assassins as a last resort.
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