I've come back sheepishly with my tail between my legs having been gone so long and now I need answers to my lastest wierd question please.
Do Assassin snails eat Amano Shrimp?
I've googled it earlier but other than 1 referance to they probably couldn't catch them, didn't find anything.
The problem is that my assassin snails can really really move and my shrimp stay in one place for a long time, often oblivious to the tank around them.
The lovely boyfriend bought me 5 tiny shrimp in October/November and I barely ever see any (no more than 1 at a time) so yesterday he bought me 5 more (I keep moaning about algae on each bit of gravel) and this time they are BIG ones.
This morning I come down and there is a shrimp casing/shell sitting on some java moss. At lunch time there is another shrimp casing/shell sitting behind an ornament.
Are they shedding? Or are they being eaten by the snails?
Assassin snails do not eat shrimp IMHO, having had both in the past long term, with no problems at all
Assassins slurp other snails, yum
Some larger tetra/fish will sometimes see snails as a snack though (tetra are meat eaters of course and related to the pirahna family).
Attacks would tend to result in several bits of shell if this is the case. Shrimp do molt/discard shells too though as they grow so it could be a 'full' molt as opposed to someones lunch. The pic looks like a full molt to me.
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