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    My 29G was overpopulated with these guys. I finally found some time to scoop them out with a net... I caught 75% of them. Should I get assassin snails to control these snails?




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    Yes!
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    ime, assassins dont really go after these guys as much as the ramshorn.
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    assasin snails take like 30 minutes just to eat 1 snail. and they probably only eat 1-2 a day. I dont know how fast those snails in your picture are multiplying but assasin snails may not solve the problem. plus assasin snails are pricy.
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    Fish Gallery had assassin snails as late as last week. Not *terribly* expensive.




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    I wouldn't hesitate for a moment!

    Although assassins prefer ramshorns, they'll eat whatever is there, so they'll chow down on the MTS.

    It won't be a quick fix, but it's effective. If you keep pulling them out and the assassins hunt them, eventually everything will reach a balance. (Plus the assassins will breed also, so your investment will multiply.)

    Btw, bhughes often has assassins available and she also lives in Grand Prairie.
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    Thats alot of snails



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    A great way to take out alot of snails in a little time is to use a length of 1/2" or so tubing as a siphon. It creates just enough suction to suck them up one at a time while not taking out much water. They seemed to be mocking me in that there would be a mass of them out, then just a few when it was time for maintenance, so I started keeping a small bucket and a length of hose under the tank. In a minute or two I can suck up a bunch of them, not make a mess and only have to replace a couple of gallons of water.
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    I got 3 assasins at the auction last month. Although not night and day difference, I think I can tell there's less of the unwanted snails.



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    Would a temporary homing of loaches do the trick?
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