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Assassin snails laying TONS of eggs!

The giant rams horns also have laid 2 batches of eggs. The bladder snails are disappearing and being replaced by Snell rams horns. Luckily those are a five of the assassin snails. For some reason they haven't touched the MTS but I like those guys. There are literally dozens of assassin eggs all over the filter and even more in the roots of the java fern. Anyone know how long till they hatch? The oldest eggs are 3 weeks old.

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The giant rams horns also have laid 2 batches of eggs. The bladder snails are disappearing and being replaced by Snell rams horns. Luckily those are a five of the assassin snails. For some reason they haven't touched the MTS but I like those guys. There are literally dozens of assassin eggs all over the filter and even more in the roots of the java fern. Anyone know how long till they hatch? The oldest eggs are 3 weeks old.

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couldn't tell you how long the eggs take to hatch but if your looking to get rid of some when they do I'm always looking for a couple more assassins
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Thanks for the link. I will let ya know when I have too many.

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Here are some of the Assassin eggs laid on the filter. Also here is a clump of Giant Ramshorn eggs.

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Thanks for the link. I will let ya know when I have too many.

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Sounds good I hope to be hearing from you soon
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Just noticed around 8 more eggs on the heater clip and rubber end. Also found another clump of GRH eggs. Plus the MTS are breeding prolifically. Gonna have to do a snail RAOK in the near future.

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Just noticed around 8 more eggs on the heater clip and rubber end. Also found another clump of GRH eggs. Plus the MTS are breeding prolifically. Gonna have to do a snail RAOK in the near future.

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i notice assassin lay egg pretty much all the time in my tank...

got tons of baby assassin now almost to a good size..1/8-1/4"....some are a bit smaller...they growing fast

the eggs will hatch but you won't see any baby until they grow a bit

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Just did some research on it seeing as you sparked my interest and found 6-10 eggs on my italian Vals where my assassin always burrows down during the day
My tank is set to 84-86 I think they have been there for a week or 2 just didnt know what they were
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Just did some research on it seeing as you sparked my interest and found 6-10 eggs on my italian Vals where my assassin always burrows down during the day
My tank is set to 84-86 I think they have been there for a week or 2 just didnt know what they were
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Awesome! My tank is at 76 and have eggs from 3 weeks and 2 weeks ago. It will be interesting to see if temp affects hatching times.

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Yeah I started out with 5 assassins now I can count 63. That isn't including the ones buried in the sand. Once you run out of live food they'll stop laying eggs, or at least mine did. I have another tank full of mts, once I set up my 29 gallon and move the assassins and shrimp over there I'll start feeding them again.

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i'm interested to see what happens I have to break down my tanks in January to move to the East coast hopefully they will hatch by then
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yeah i wouldnt be sending any of the giant rams horn snails or eggs they are illegal to cross state lines (columbian rams horn)
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MY experience is that they take months to hatch.

I bought a pair of them last September and within days I had dozens of eggs. It's only recently that the eggs have been disappearing. I've seen a few empty egg sacs too. I have yet to see any baby snails though.
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