Hmm, assassins do go for all snail species am afraid. Well, I have spent countless hours searching for any information about it. They're relatively new on the aquarium market and I haven't heard many reports of whether or not they are effective for snail control. Come here to enjoy pictures, videos, articles and discussion. Although … Snails (except ones like the assassin snail that eat other snails) Tetras; Guppies; Barbs; Rasbora; Danios; Corydoras; Otos ; Avoid aggressive fish like cichlids or pea puffers (which will kill all your snails for fun). Who can eat Black beard algae: Amano shrimp. how big do assassin snails get and do they breed in a tropical aquarium? Any fry is at serious risk, should they be exposed to assassin snails in a tank. I have an aquarium that has two assassin snails in it that I usually feed bloodworms. Other than that, consider incorporating a filter in your tank. And they seem to find food no matter where it may be. Cart 0 Product Products (empty) No products To be determined Shipping £ 0.00 Total. I have a breeding population of assassins in one tank along with one nerite. Please post as Im very interested. They complain that Assassin snails do not eat them fast enough. We put that in that tank, wait a couple of days and let the snails do their job, and they do it very very well! Solution: Feed them less. They keep the glass spotless. Press J to jump to the feed. There are reports in online forums of this snail attacking and eating species other than snails, such as red cherry shrimp and small fish. Freshwater seas, similar to their cousin sea snails, are grazers. Come here to enjoy pictures, videos, articles and discussion. There are occasional reports of “my snail is attacking my other snail”, but these usually are just the two snails breeding. Snails of this type include mystery snails, apple snails, and nerites. I have 4 Nerite snails in my 10 gallon quarantine tank. 3 years ago. That may be why it grew back so fast overnight! I know mystery snails eat vegetables, so do they eat the same things? Tiger Nerite . for example is there a type of fish that will only eat smaller snails? But I don't know how to actually feed them. I decided to order a five Assassin Snails and, within short time, my pond snail problem was gone. so this is a great tank mate to add to help keep your tank clean. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. So limit yourself to only one nerite snail per every 5-gallon tank. Betta are a mixed bag in terms of whether they can be kept with nerite snails or not. Th… answer #2. These species are referred to as “assassin snails” for a reason. One to eat the undesired vegitation the other to eat the left over proteins and neither to reproduce prolifically. answer #2. I have MTS, Ramshorn, pond, and Nerite Snails in my 29 g. The Assassins go for all of them except my Nerites. If you’re worried about Assassin Snails overrunning your tank, you can rest easy. Yes. Make sure you don’t invest in a group of assassin snails with the intention of removing all of the built-up algae in your tank – this just won’t work! Home. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Freshwater seas, similar to their cousin sea snails, are grazers. Though, having said that, nerites and apple snails can get pretty large. I've read mixed reports of assassins mixing with nerites. Assassins only eat snails and aquatic worms, and really don't care what type of snails are available. Wild Fish Tanks 31,274 views. As I have said earlier, their efficiency drastically decreases if there are other food sources. If food is scarce, a group of assassins attacking one large snails is not unheard of Sign in Contact us. Thanks for the reply. Flip Aquatics “I really do believe assassin snails will eat shrimp. Re: Do assassin snails eat nerita snails? I'd fix the algae by figuring out the underlying issue. Assassins will eat anything they can grab that is not too big. As will be elaborated on later, assassin snails are fiercely carnivorous creatures. Members . They keep the glass spotless. I added a few shrimp and a Nerite a couple of months ago and, after a few weeks, couldn't find any. Discussion Starter • #1 • Aug 16, 2013. Hi Joe, Nerites are amazing pets, and most active among all the snails I have kept in my tanks. Other methods to control a snail population are introducing assassin snails to your tank, adding fish that eat snails or making an effort to remove any snails you see by hand. Snails, like Zebra Nerite and Mystery Snails are prolific algae eaters, they will diligently eat it along with excess waste. Nerite snails are great algae eaters and highly suitable for people who’re scared that snails will reproduce quickly and take over their aquarium, but you’ve got to deal with unhatched eggs that are tough to remove. Assassins will eat anything they can grab that is not too big. bettas filters heaters quarantine snails. How do snails get into my aquarium? Make them work for it. We're also here to help you if you need advice. Discussion Starter • #1 • Aug 16, 2013. If yours is a ten-gallon one, a maximum of three nerite snails will do. This creature does not do well with other types of snails, as it will eat them, it does not eat fish waste or algae and instead likes to go after other small snails! Assassins will definitely eat Nerites. 3 years ago. I figured they were hiding out but did a deep clean of all the decorations and vac of the gravel and all the shrimp and Mr. Nerite were gone. Do they need extra food if there are no other snails around for them to eat or are they happy just picking at leftover fish food? Unless they are out of food, and then, yes they will. Zebra Nerite . The subreddit for anything related to aquariums! I dumped 50-60 on my LFS once my pond snail problem was gone. In fact, nerite snails are widely believed to be the single best snail in the aquarium hobby for obliterating algae off of glass, rocks, live plants, driftwood, and other types of decorations. Olive Nerite . Yes, they can eat. I dumped 50-60 on my LFS once my pond snail problem was gone. Folks, I did a video about a year ago on how well Otocinclus catfish eat algae. Press J to jump to the feed. I can neither confirm nor deny such reports, though I have never had any trouble of that sort. It does well in deep aquariums with standard lighting. I was wondering if anybody had information about exactly what snails assassin snails eat or tend to leave alone? As you may know, all types of snails eat mostly algae, meaning that if the algae numbers in your tank deplete, your beloved snails will starve. I never have to clean it. These species are referred to as “assassin snails” for a reason. I have a few nerites and they to the trick, but they drive me crazy leaving their bright white eggs all over the place. They have not eaten my nerites. They are peaceful snails and should be suitable for putting in tanks with other snails, shrimp, and fish, if those fish won’t attack them. What to do about unhatched Nerite Snail eggs? Snails of this type include mystery snails, apple snails, and nerites. This creature does not do well with other types of snails, as it will eat them, it does not eat fish waste or algae and instead likes to go after other small snails! They even eat dead fish. Is there an alternative to assassin snails? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I have had nerite shells for a long time after they died - but noticed another nerite grinding away on the shell which made me realize the cuttlebone I had in the tank was gone. Some of them love nerites. Therefore, if you see that your Assassin snails thrive and breed it is a sure sign. 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