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Will assassin snails eat hydra?

I have some hydras in my tank ,and also 3 assassins which at the moment are feeding on bladder pest snails.Will they eat hydras too?

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I dont think so.
Mine didn't, but maybe I just have lazy snails
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I dont think so.
Mine didn't, but maybe I just have lazy snails
Lol
So how did you get rid of them?

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no they dont.

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Blue gouramis loooove hydra
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Blue gouramis loooove hydra
sorry I was saying assassins don't eat hydra. I have no experience with gouramis. Good to know though!

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Lol I wondered if you were talking to me.
yeah i had a hydra infestation in my 55. 3 blue gouramis ate them all in a week.
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sorry I was saying assassins don't eat hydra. I have no experience with gouramis. Good to know though!
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No personal experience here but I've heard that spixi snails will eat hydra. http://www.theshrimptank.com/spixi-snail/
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FYI I believe spixi snails are illegal to ship across state lines.


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Oh, didn't know that. Sorry.
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I had a few in my tank & my pond/bladder snails ate them. Maybe if you are lucky the pond snails will clear them up for you before the assasin snails get to them.

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In addition to that, I believe only the spixi x marissa cross are the ones that eat hydra.

Might want to look into dosing Panacur to get rid of hydra lol.
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I had a few in my tank & my pond/bladder snails ate them. Maybe if you are lucky the pond snails will clear them up for you before the assasin snails get to them.
So that's why some of them were gone....I,ve seen my pest bladder and rams snailing on the glass ,although there were no algae.....I hope they will eat them ,I have plenty of pests snails and only 3 assassins.Bon apetit!

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