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post #46 of 59 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:45 PM
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what are the white dots that are smaller and dancing around the large limpet in the video?
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post #47 of 59 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 10:04 PM
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Looks like debris or bubbles getting pushed around by the water flow from the filter.
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post #48 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 07:53 AM
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Assassin snails will wipe them out. Just a couple will do it.
Just wanted to do an update guys. A while back I did finally get my hands on some baby assassin snails from a real cool guy in Utah. Thanks Cody. And as it turns out rodcuda was right. They went to town on those limpets. In fact I can't find any more limpets now and am wondering what I am going to give the little guys to eat. Hopefully they don't go to town on my shrimp. They are very cool looking as well. I will post a video later when I have some time. So thanks rodcuda, and sorry I doubted you.
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post #50 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 11:11 AM
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They may or may not. Although I was given some adults, I didn't put them in the tanks where I had the limpets. I put them in some other tanks where I just had regular pest snails. I guess I will leave that experiment up to you.
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I was just give two adults, so experiment commenced! haha.
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post #52 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 11:55 AM
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Excellent.
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post #54 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 09:49 AM
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Adult Assassins. Won't eat limpets. Growl...

Need babies. Nerites get rid of them?
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post #55 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:26 AM
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I'll see if I can hook you up with the guy that I got my baby assassins from. Sent you a pm.
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post #56 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-14-2015, 02:51 PM
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Cory seem to eat limpets. I say this because I had a limpet explosion in my tank after removing the cory. Nothing else new in many months.

Assassin snails are prolific breeders. I discovered this when I bought three to kill off a large pond snail problem. Within a month, I had over 100 baby assassins, which is why the Cory got moved. They cleaned up the assassin snail infestation that replaced the pond snail infestation.
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post #57 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-15-2015, 02:50 AM
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I had these appear in my 5 gl betta tank too. They look kind of ugly but I guess they aren't hurting anything.
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