4 responses

  1. livelybrowsers
    October 20, 2010

    Thanks for good stuff

  2. Holly
    January 14, 2012

    I started with 4 Adult Assassins in my 20g and months later, saw these square, “ravioli” shaped, silvery/whitish things all over my Lava Rock and plants. They were individual eggs, almost like a small envelope with a dot in the center. I Googled Assassin snail eggs, and indeed, that is what they were. Since then, I’ve had multiple babies hatch and survive and still have tons more eggs waiting to hatch. I just toss in a few pest snails from my other tank each week and this has kept the population thriving. They probably eat some of the meaty left over fish food as well – flakes, blood worms, brine shrimp.

    They do indeed need a male and female to be able to mate. I’m wondering if your female came already pregnant?

    The great thing about them is, I have already got friends asking me for some of the babies to help with their pest snail populations, and the LFS near me has said they will either buy some or trade for them. Assassins tend to be a snail that is no problem finding a home for, because they are useful and not an overly common snail to find.

  3. kat deVille
    August 10, 2012

    There are many species in the animal kingdom in which the female stores sperm for later “use,” and doles it out when she decides the time is right, so that may be the case here. It also would explain the various sizes of offspring. Just a thought.

  4. amy
    June 5, 2013

    assassin snails have been known to eat shrimp if not well fed but my assassin is fine with my 5 Amano shrimp

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