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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Commercial food for assassin snails?

I'm raining a small tank of assassin snails and wanted to know what to feed them besides other snails? I tried a vacation feeder block for bettas but they ignored it and it fouled the water. I tried freeze dried tubifex worms and they weren't interested. Any sinking food pellets work?

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5 blend pellets from kensfish might work, its sinking and has good protein. I still have pond snails so no need to feed the snails yet. Maybe ask petstore for their pest snails?
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Hikari Sinking waffers for catfish or there carnivore blend are what I would try. If you email Hikari and ask for samples they will send a small sample pack. I did this for the catfish and algae waffers and it was pretty nice to get to try them before you buy them. The only problem is once your fish try hikari they won't eat any other waffers unless they are starving. I guess thats why hikari is ok with giving away some samples.
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Have you tried frozen bloodworms? My assassins love them or any other protein-laden food.


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Thanks. I emailed hikari about samples. Ill also try frozen blood worms this weekend as long as the wife doesn't notice them in the freezer!


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Any frozen worms, will work, also sinking foods like shrimp pellets, or even flake food will work. Mine also snack on algae wafers if they're high enough in protein. Anything that has enough protein will be consumed.
For the best breeding though, I found lives snails are the best. Toss a few in and the next few days you'll be seeing eggs.

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I started with 10 assassins in a 100 gallon planted discus tank about one year ago. It took 6 months, but all pond snails were eradicated. My snails breed continuously and get fed what the Discus get - high quality flake food for meat lovers (Ken's Fish) and frozen bloodworms. There have to be well over one hundred in there now. Good luck.
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I got a sample of Ken's fish 5 stick blend and there are some earthworm pellets in it. They love them as far as i can tell. Frozen Bloodworms or shrimp pellets also and high protein food. I only put a little in the tank at a time because my Giant betta will try to eat what he can and get bloated.

Ken's Fish 5 stick blend is probably the absolute best sinking food I have ever seen my fish, cories, snails, african dwarf frogs and ottos react to. I drop a few in the tanks and watch, it almost causes a riot between them all trying to get to it. Watching the ghost shrimp in the tank fight all the other critters off is hilarious. I won't however put it in a shrimp only tank, it turns very soft and I am pretty sure it will cause issues in the substrate because pieces of it float up and around the water very quickly with fish in the tank it shouldn't be an issue.
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