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isellcars 01-23-2013 03:28 AM

Red Cherry Shrimp and assassin snails taking over
I have a 90g tank that is planted and all seemed well for a long time. I put some RCS and Assassin Snails in the tank and its now a huge mistake. I think I have close to 200 RCS now in the main tank and the sump tank. Also about 50 snails if not more. I plan to remove all the Java Moss but I can't remove all the shrimp and snails by hand. So my question is what fish would anybody recommend I get to "eat" the ones that are left over? Now I do have a community tank so I need the new one to get along with the rest of its tank mates.

Sake 01-23-2013 04:23 AM

Just about any fish besides oto's will eat shrimp, as long as they can fit them into their mouths. The snails is a different beast all together, certain loaches eat snails, but I'm not sure which ones will eat assassins, probably have to be one of the bigger ones. Assassin snails only reproduce when there is a fresh supply of live food, so if you don't introduce any other snails, you're population will eventually die off.

Hurley427 01-23-2013 05:41 PM

Catch all the shrimp you can and send to me! Any fish will eat the leftovers I'd go with gouramis

Seriously though ill take the shrimp and moss ...

Firemedic269 01-23-2013 07:53 PM

If you send me shrimp I will send you gouramis.

Hurley427 01-23-2013 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by Firemedic269 (Post 2328714)
If you send me shrimp I will send you gouramis.

Lol, nice

I'd just be happy knowing they all aren't being killed when there are people like us who will take them

Firemedic269 01-23-2013 08:54 PM

I agree. I'd hate to see them all become fish flakes.

Ill even pay for shipping the shrimp.

isellcars 01-23-2013 09:00 PM

I have no other snails in my tank but the assassins and one nerite snail. I have been given the idea of taking the moss and majority of RCS and putting them in my sump tank.

CookieM 01-24-2013 01:19 AM

Shrimp killer don't belong in this section of the forum. Asking us how to kill shrimp when everyone here enjoy keeping them.

caique 01-24-2013 02:37 AM

W.T.F dude sell the shrimp.

stevenjohn21 01-24-2013 02:41 AM

I smell a RAOK ;-)

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