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Old 11-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Assassin snail reproduction


I have a single assassin snail in a 5 gallon tank. I have seen what I think are eggs but assumed they would not be fertile. Lately I have seen two or three little snails that i think are assassin snails. Could these be the assassin snail babies?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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It's totally possible & you'll find out once they get a little larger in a few weeks.

  • What are you feeding the assassins?
  • What other critters inhabit your tank?
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Thanks for the reply. Its a shrimp tank with CRS and Fire red cherry shrimp. I put the one assassin in there as I had a large number of rams horn snails. So for a while I guess I was feeding him those but he has pretty much wiped them out. Now I just throw in a snail once a week or so from another tank. I have not really researched them much, but he/she/it seems to do well. Cruises around a fair amount and buries in the sand from time to time.
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I thought assassins needed a M/F pair to have babies, unlike some other snails which only need 2 snails or other snails that don't need anyone. lol.
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I thought assassins needed a M/F pair to have babies, unlike some other snails which only need 2 snails or other snails that don't need anyone. lol.
I do believe the females can store many rounds of sperm.

But assassin shells look similar to MTS shells so you'll just have to wait


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I got the assassin from a pet store that had many of them in there. At first I thought they were MTS that must have come in on a plant. In looking at the biggest one (which is still fairly small) I am fairly certain it is a baby assassin. Like you said time will tell.
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I do believe the females can store many rounds of sperm.

But assassin shells look similar to MTS shells so you'll just have to wait


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+1 on this. I heard they can store it also.
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I got the assassin from a pet store that had many of them in there. At first I thought they were MTS that must have come in on a plant. In looking at the biggest one (which is still fairly small) I am fairly certain it is a baby assassin. Like you said time will tell.
It'd be cool if you could breed them as for snails, they're pretty expensive.


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