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Old 02-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #31
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Assassin snails will wipe them out. Just a couple will do it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #32
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Assassin snails will wipe them out. Just a couple will do it.
Seriously?? I had no idea.

How well do they do in shipping? Anybody want to sell me a few?
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Problem is, after the snails are gone, some people have had probs with them taking down shrimp.

Besides, aren't limpets too small for assassins?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #34
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I know there are very rare cases of an assassin taking a shrimp. But most of those stories are actually assassins eating dead or dying shimp. I added a couple young assassins to a tank with a limpet issue and they took care of them quickly. If they are valuable shrimp, using young small assassins is an extra safeguard.

They ship real easy, just is a wet paper towel. I don't really want to let any go, but I am sure you can find some. If not maybe I can help.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #35
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Anybody want to sell me a few?
If you can't find them at your lfs you can usually get them on ebay or aquabid 5 for $20 shipped.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #36
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I've been trying to figure out if what I have in my 5 gal Fluval Betta tank are limpets. They are so small - about the size of an Arial 14 pt. period in typeface reference. I don't know if they are really small snails, or they are limpets. In the morning, they are all over the glass, and I pick out at least 15 each morning, and many more during the day as I see them. The betta seems to have no interest in them. I tried dosing Excel every other day but that didn't seem to slow them down at all.

So, how small are baby pond snails compared to baby limpets?

In non printer terms - you might be able to fit three of my "specks" on an average sesame seed - maybe even five.
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limpets look like a clear upside down bowl with a spot in the middle
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whatever I have are way to small to see detail like those videos have. They are tiny - like specks of pepper.
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You might want to consult this thread.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=40061
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #41
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Assassin snails will wipe them out. Just a couple will do it.
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Aren't limpets too small for assassins?
Just got this response from one of the assassin snail sellers regarding whether they will eat limpets or not.

"These will not eat fresh water limpets."

"We did some research and most of them states that assassin snails does not eat fresh water limpets. Also from experience our assassin snails never eat freshwater limpets. You are right about limpets being too small for assassin snail to consume. We are however is unsure whether or not baby assassin snails will munch on freshwater limpets."

So this question is for rodcuda. Is it only the baby assassin snails that will eat the limpets?

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #42
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Problem is, after the snails are gone, some people have had probs with them taking down shrimp.
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I know there are very rare cases of an assassin taking a shrimp. But most of those stories are actually assassins eating dead or dying shimp. I added a couple young assassins to a tank with a limpet issue and they took care of them quickly. If they are valuable shrimp, use young small assassins as an extra safeguard.
And here's a link to a thread that warns about the dangers of adding assassin snails to a tank with shrimp in it.
They will eat them just as Soothing Shrimp has said.
I'm not willing to lose any shrimp just to get rid of some limpets.
I will try the oebt or nerite method first.
And if those don't work then maybe some baby assassins as a last resort.
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i wish i could get some limpets again but they are so hard to catch without hurting or killing. if any one does manage to get them let me know might do a plant trade if you find some on plants you have?
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I just happen to have a container with some plants and limpets in it for you.
Just sent you an email.
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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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