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I have a 30g planted tank, which for a long time, was being overrun with dozens of what i believe, were ramshorn snails. a bunch of trumpet snails too.
so i bought 5 assassins.
now i have a about 18 assassins, and no more other snails. nothing.

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where can i get some "feeder" snails for my little monsters?


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is there any happy medium to be had? or is it all just exponential? i
would put in a single dwarf puffer, but i have shrimp in there too, and
am kinda fond of them :redface:
 

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I believe you should have started with only 2 assassins and let them slowly lower the population instead of buying 5 and having the ramshorns plummet. The assassins will also eat flake food and whatnot. If you do decide on buying more "feeder" snails (you can ask LFS for free pond snails as they generally have an abundance of them) you should remove some assassins so they won't decimate the feeder population. Then, you should keep both snail populations in check (remove extra assassins, feed less for the pond snails).
 

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so the assassins can live healthily on flake food? that's good to know. in retrospect, i would have purchased fewer of them, although i wasn't confident that they would all survive.
 
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