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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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I had a MAJOR infestation of rams-horn snails myself and tried traps and manually picking them off and it didn't even put a dent into their population.
The only thing that worked was assassin snails. The bottom of my tank is literally littered with the shells of their victims and a lot of my more snail-sensitive plants have been doing exceptionally well since the addition of said assassin snails.

As long as your mystery snail is larger than the assassin snails you should have nothing to worry about. I have two nerites and they coexist with my 3 assassins peacefully.
I moved my mystery snail over to my 9 gallon to be safe. He's happy there. I'm looking forward to the assassins arriving.

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I believe this was the thread I've been looking for... we set up a 60g about 3 months ago and heavily planted it while it cycled. Got an injured dojo and hospitalized it there till healed, added it to our 90g. No snails till the dojo loach moved out... I am doing the 60g as a shrimp only with 3 vampires and a bunch of blue velvet. Now I am seeing a ton of tiny snail. Some look like they are fresh water limpets but I am sure they just haven't grown a normal pond snail shell yet and some look like rams horn snails. The previous way I got rid of the in an old tank was ciclids combined with wilted romaine lettuce in a jar tied to a string for easy placement and removal. But the shrimp tank will be a peaceful one, no ciclids here! I have rabbit snails on order, 2 large ones, and 1 assassin. I am hoping the assassin will be busy enough with the large population if tiny snails(easy prey) they will leave my large rabbits alone. Everyone's input has been great! Thanks for starting this thread!

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I believe this was the thread I've been looking for... we set up a 60g about 3 months ago and heavily planted it while it cycled. Got an injured dojo and hospitalized it there till healed, added it to our 90g. No snails till the dojo loach moved out... I am doing the 60g as a shrimp only with 3 vampires and a bunch of blue velvet. Now I am seeing a ton of tiny snail. Some look like they are fresh water limpets but I am sure they just haven't grown a normal pond snail shell yet and some look like rams horn snails. The previous way I got rid of the in an old tank was ciclids combined with wilted romaine lettuce in a jar tied to a string for easy placement and removal. But the shrimp tank will be a peaceful one, no ciclids here! I have rabbit snails on order, 2 large ones, and 1 assassin. I am hoping the assassin will be busy enough with the large population if tiny snails(easy prey) they will leave my large rabbits alone. Everyone's input has been great! Thanks for starting this thread!

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From everything I read assassins will kill other snails. It's why I moved my mystery snail. He's the size of a golf ball and I'm way too partial to him to risk it. I ordered 6 assassins for the 55 g. I'm past being patient with the pond snails lol.

That's a picture of Mr Snail btw.

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