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Question about Assassin Snails

I added 5 assassin snails to my tank today. They are about the size of a dime or smaller. The nuisance snails in my tank are also the size of a dime or smaller. Will the assassins go after them?

After an hour in the tank, I can only see one assassin snail. It appeared to be attacking a nuisance snail. My tank is heavily planted.

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yes they will go after them, give them a week or two to adjust

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I added 5 assassin snails to my tank today. They are about the size of a dime or smaller. The nuisance snails in my tank are also the size of a dime or smaller. Will the assassins go after them?

After an hour in the tank, I can only see one assassin snail. It appeared to be attacking a nuisance snail. My tank is heavily planted.
My two are relentless. The Death Tank is strewn with empty shells.

They are about the size of a nickel plus a dime each.
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my are just clearing out my MTS that i seen parading around in my tank...since i added them a month back...i never seen any big MTS around...and alot of empty shell

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Thank you. I think I saw two of the assassin snails attacking other snails. One of them has been holding his position for the last few hours. I hope he is just resting. The other snail I saw attacked a nuisance snails then has moved a few inches.

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Keep in mind that assassin snails are typically most active at night.

It's incredibly rare for me to see the one in my shrimp tank during the day, but anytime I check the tank after lights out, it's up near the rim stalking snails in the floating plants.
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I added 5 assassin snails to my tank today. They are about the size of a dime or smaller. The nuisance snails in my tank are also the size of a dime or smaller. Will the assassins go after them?

After an hour in the tank, I can only see one assassin snail. It appeared to be attacking a nuisance snail. My tank is heavily planted.
For the first 3 days they just, um, " embraced. I think they joined the Mile High Club while en route...
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Keep in mind that assassin snails are typically most active at night.

It's incredibly rare for me to see the one in my shrimp tank during the day, but anytime I check the tank after lights out, it's up near the rim stalking snails in the floating plants.
i seen my MTS and assassin out day and night...they never seem to sleep

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After they eat a big snail they will lay low a while and digest, maybe a day or more. once they settle in they might eat one a day or less. They don't kill for sport and can only so much.

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Thanks for all the responses. I'll have to look at the tank after lights-out one day. Right now I can only see one assassin, it is on the glass just below the water line.

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