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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'm upgrading tanks and using sand as my substrate. I read about MTS and assassin snails. I keep a large full grown periwinkle snail. Will the assassin try to kill it ? Do shrimp do fine in sand ? Should I order MTS?
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Sand is fine for neos... they do well on an inert substrate. I have MTS and adore them. Not everyone shares my opinion, so you may or may not agree. I like the way MTS look and they burrow in the sand to keep it loose. If you have a lot of stems rooted, they can dig them up from burrowing. Crypts handle them pretty well, in my experience. My chainswords got dug up a couple times at first, but once the roots grew a bit, they couldn't dislodge them.

I don't have any assassins. I have heard they will go after mystery snails, so I would hazard a guess that no snail would be safe.

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If it's a snail, the assassin will eat it! Trust me I drop snails in their tank all the time and they usually don't last long, I've also seen two or three gang up on a single snail as well.

Mark my words assassin snails are epic but they can and will take down pretty much any other snail in the tank (and each other if they're hungry enough from what I've heard)

MTS have dug up stems in my tanks as well. They don't seem to be fast growers or reproducers but I guess that may vary from tank to tank.


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Could you attach something heavy to keep them in the sand ?
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