Assassin Snail (Anentome helena)
Assassin Snails are known to be extremely active,
Assassins will eat on average 1 snail a day, half of their size
They need protein in their diet, if they eat all of your unwanted snails you will need to feed them a meaty diet like frozen bloodworms. If fed well they can lay from 2 to 15 eggs at a time that will taker about a month to hatch.
If you have dead shrimp or one that is dyeing you will probably see the snail feeding on them, this is just a naturall process.
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I bought four of these for a really bad snail infestation in my mom's 10 gallon baby/plant tank. They arrived alive but a little lethargic, but once they got acclimated, they got right to work. I'm seeing more and more empty snail shells (there were hundreds and hundreds of the little suckers) One of them seems to have disappeared unfortunately. There's no empty shell so he's either hiding or he escaped! Shipping note: I had these shipped with the cheapest shipping option - USPS first class, I think.
I ordered two of these guys for my ten gallon tank that has been increasingly infested with pond snails and they are doing a great job so far getting rid of the baby snails.
I ordered 2 sets of 4 snails, and only 1 of them arrived DOA. All snails have been healthy and are doing great! Cleared out a large snail infestation from some new plants in about 2 weeks in a 10g tank.
I have ordered three of these guys to fight the pond snails and ramshorn snails in my 5.5 gallon tank. They have arrived fast and alive. I was concerned about their acclimation a little bit, because they have arrived in a bag with a wet paper in it - so my regular drip method wouldn't worked. Just placed the wet paper with the snails on a driftwood which is hanging out the water and let them get into the water by themselves - it happened very quickly! Since then there was no time point to see all three of them in the same time (heavy planted tank). I always see one rushing somewhere, although not the same one. I did found two empty pond snail shells - so it seems that everything is working properly. Thanks Ron!
Exactly what I ordered. Fast shipping. Great price. Very healthy snails. Good stuff. Thank you!!
Fast shipping and very healthy product! these guys are great!
Shipped on Monday and arrived on Thursday with snow on the ground. Temp was 19 degrees F.
These little guys were doing a job on my snail infestation within an hour.
They were adequately packed for their frigid journey. Alpha Pro is the place to shop!
Shrimp arrive DOA. Ron said to give them up to two days to revive, but no luck.
Got 2 assassin snails approx 2 weeks ago. They arrived prompt and alive and are still thriving and doing their job. Caught one eating a MTS the night I got them. I will definitely use alpha pro breeders again.