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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Snail Question???

Hi, why assassin snail are call like that? Are they killers? Do they eat fish or Shrimps? I like them but I couldn't find their profile.

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They are relatively new to the hobby. That's probably why you didn't find a profile for them. Google is a good place to start, though. Their scientific name is Anentome helena. They are called assassin snails because they seem to eat all other snails other than themselves. To my knowledge, they aren't known to eat shrimp or fish, but I would imagine that if a fish was small enough and slow enough, the snail could eat it, but I doubt that would actually happen. Same thing for shrimp, too.

So essentially, if you are having a snail infestation of large proportions, and you can't/won't put any loaches or puffers in the tank to exterminate them, you might consider assassin snails, because they don't reproduce as wildly as most other snails.
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They wouldn't pass up a dead shrimp but I do notice a definite pecking order or stuff they want to eat. Like eating a ramshorns or a baby apple snails before eating a MTS

I'll have a bunch in about 2 weeks or less
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Thanks!

Do you guys know where to get them?


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From Arakkis in about 2 weeks or less.
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This may answer some of your questions.......

http://arizonainverts.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=204

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