Breeding assassin snails

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Yea, sorry I forgot about this. I got a couple of more snails and then around 2 months ago I started seeing some babies. Now, where ever you look there is a bunch of them. Unfortunately, there are no pest snails in the tank anymore, even tho I added lots many times, they all seem to disappear overnight. I talked to my LFS and will give many away because I noticed that some of the older ones died and that there are much less eggs now.

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1. What else can I feed the snails other than the pest snails?
2. When do baby assassin snails start reproducing?
 

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All snails are scavengers, they'll eat whatever they can find, including all types of fish foods.
 

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Yea, sorry I forgot about this. I got a couple of more snails and then around 2 months ago I started seeing some babies. Now, where ever you look there is a bunch of them. Unfortunately, there are no pest snails in the tank anymore, even tho I added lots many times, they all seem to disappear overnight. I talked to my LFS and will give many away because I noticed that some of the older ones died and that there are much less eggs now.

I have two questions regarding the topic
1. What else can I feed the snails other than the pest snails?
2. When do baby assassin snails start reproducing?
1. If I see a good deal on frozen cocktail shrimp, I'll buy those for my assassins. They also really like Tetra shrimp wafers for catfish and loaches.
 

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If you have something other than a foam filter, you will want to cover your intake with a sponge. It's not unusual for me to find hundreds of baby assassins in my filter when I clean it.
 
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I have an internal filter, I have seen some pond snails in there but never an assassin. It's a good tip, I will keep and eye out, thanks.
 

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