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12-12-2015 03:59 PM
shrimpNewbie Old thread pointless post
12-12-2015 03:59 PM
shrimpNewbie My bad old thread
03-15-2015 01:50 AM
schnebbles I had these appear in my 5 gl betta tank too. They look kind of ugly but I guess they aren't hurting anything.
03-14-2015 01:51 PM
Aymie 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.
08-13-2013 12:26 AM
trueblu8 I'll see if I can hook you up with the guy that I got my baby assassins from. Sent you a pm.
08-12-2013 08:49 AM
ADA Adult Assassins. Won't eat limpets. Growl...

Need babies. Nerites get rid of them?
05-07-2013 03:04 AM
trueblu8 Videos as promised.
05-05-2013 10:55 AM
trueblu8 Excellent.
05-05-2013 10:20 AM
ADA I was just give two adults, so experiment commenced! haha.
05-05-2013 10:11 AM
trueblu8 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.
05-05-2013 09:36 AM
ADA So, adults wont eat them at all then?
05-05-2013 06:53 AM
Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
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.
02-22-2013 09:04 PM
trueblu8 Looks like debris or bubbles getting pushed around by the water flow from the filter.
02-22-2013 08:45 PM
abc what are the white dots that are smaller and dancing around the large limpet in the video?
02-21-2013 02:17 AM
trueblu8 Okay I just got word from another reliable source that baby assassin snails will indeed rid your tank of fresh water limpets.
Now I just have to find a seller that has them.
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