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Okay... I jumped on em.

Today while on my trip to Seattle I found a fish store that had Assassin Snails for sale, the first time I've ever seen them. I bought two of em. Placed them in my shrimp (Cherry and Bumblebee) tank which suddenly has way too many ramhorn snails.

Seems to be a bit of controversy around these parts saying that these AS will eat only dead shrimp, but I just found a place that said that they'll catch and eat live ones, too.

Does anyone here have any experience with AS and shrimp? Are the shrimp safe with them?

Thanks!
Rob
 

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I'm not saying it's impossible, but common:) A shrimp caught by a snail had to be a retard. I read stories where people swore they saw assassin catching a live shrimp, but for me this chance is less than 1%. I'm keeping assassins with RCS and I've never saw anything like it.
 

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I have 2 assassin snails in a 5 gal tank with cherry shrimp. I've never noticed a problem, in fact the shrimp often jump on the snail when it comes out of the gravel to clean it off.
 

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Thanks, all... Guess the shrimp will be safe, then... and Mgamer, you're right about the Cherry shrimp... I notice a new batch a babies at least a couple times a week!
 

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i just read a thread on APC that they breed in freshwater, i had read they only breed in brackish ware. anyone seen this?
 
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