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Where can I get pest snails? #1
I know this might sound like a funny question since most people want to get rid of pest snails but I have nothing meaty to feed my assassins. I originally added 3 assassins to my tank to munch through a few pests I had but these were quickly despatched and for the last few months there's been nothing fresh on the menu for them. FWIW, I've tried putting defrosed frozen prawns in the tank for them but the fishy residents always get there first and have a feast at the snails' expense.

Any ideas?

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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #2
You will find your snails will be fine munching on all manner of gunk in your tank, we now have about twenty assassins in my tank from a starting stock of about six.
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #3
monoxide is right but if you want some more snails look on ebay people sell snails very cheap there, i would get malasian trumpet snails as these multiplie very fast and give birth to live young, so you will have plenty to feed to your snails :)
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #4
The common ramshorn is a good fast breeding feeder.
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #5
Get some cheap plants from lfs, you'll probably find plenty of baby snails/eggs in a bunch of elodea unless shop have treated it.
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FishyMcFish FishyMcFish
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #6
Thanks everyone. Cheap plants is where they came from in the start but Ramshorns and Malasians also is a great idea. thanks too, to Monoxide!

Cheers, all!
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #7
Sorry, Cathie (oops) I'm in north west London. A stone's throw from the bottom of the M1.
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #8
Good, next time I have an outbreak i can post some pest snails through your letterbox while shopping at Brent X
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #9
I have some Ramshorns coming through the post but any additions welcome!
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Re: Where can I get pest snails? #10
I went to a local large chain pet shop and they had MTS's plaguing there tanks so politely asked for a few and gave them to me.

Might be worth asking if there is one nearby...?

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