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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Assassin snails

do assassin snails eat other assassin eggs. And would they ever eat another assassin? (such as a young baby)
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If they are hungry enough, they eat anything alive or dead. I've never seen them eat another assassin but I'm sure they would eat the eggs
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If they are hungry enough, they eat anything alive or dead. I've never seen them eat another assassin but I'm sure they would eat the eggs
so i would have to move the eggs to a different tank to get babies or would they're be too many for them too eat all of them?
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I have never seem them eat eggs, and I had a bunch of them along with tons of eggs.

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The assassin snails do not eat their own eggs or other assassin snails under any normal circumstances. While I have not seen it, I guess it could be possible under extreme hunger standards of a neglected tank They have a marker that causes them not to predate each other. If a assassin snail dies it will be eaten by live ones for sure. No need to pull out the eggs at all.
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I've set up a tank solely for breeding them and haven't seen any cannibalism. Although I did see some sparring over mates, I have some cruddy pictures if anyone wants to see.
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I've set up a tank solely for breeding them and haven't seen any cannibalism. Although I did see some sparring over mates, I have some cruddy pictures if anyone wants to see.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 06:25 AM
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First off I must say I know their shells are in a pretty rough condition, unfortunately they came from a tank with low pH and they suffered from erosion. Luckily in their new tank the water levels are adjusted and they're doing very well.
The two went back and forth for a while each sending out their mouth tubes and nipping at each other as well as swinging their shells to hit each other. After a while the new comer decided it wasn't worth the effort and took off. I've seen my snails mate a ton since but never any fighting. Kinda odd.

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