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L134 and Helena snails?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:48 am
by Muller
Good morning,

I have a tank with L134. They even spawned for the first time (now 2 young visible and free swimming). I have some snails and spotted a kind of worm yesterday evening. Thinking of putting some Helena snails in, but afraid of those eating eggs. Anybody experience with Helenas and plecos?
Thanks,
Stijn.

Re: L134 and Helena snails?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:20 pm
by TwoTankAmin
I lean towards the better safe than sorry school of thought here. I have been told by invert folks assassins will eat eggs. I used to keep them in pleco tanks. In tanks with fry I seemed to have losses when there were assassins in the tank. So I have since removed these snails from pleco breeder tanks. I still keep the snails in growout tanks.

Re: L134 and Helena snails?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 am
by Jools
TwoTankAmin wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:20 pm
I lean towards the better safe than sorry school of thought here. I have been told by invert folks assassins will eat eggs. I used to keep them in pleco tanks. In tanks with fry I seemed to have losses when there were assassins in the tank. So I have since removed these snails from pleco breeder tanks. I still keep the snails in growout tanks.
All hypostomine plecos I've bred had these snails in the tanks - I've not seen them eat eggs, I've never seen a picture of them eating eggs. Maybe they will eat eggs if the male is not guarding them, I don't know.

Jools

Re: L134 and Helena snails?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:29 am
by Muller
Thanks, will test it with some longfin ancistrus dolicoptherus.