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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #9236  by pentux
 16 Jul 2020 16:16
Anyone have any idea whether I can introduce assassins snails to my tank to rid the MTS (7 initially have grown to hundreds easily) I scooped them whether they are near the surface but they kept breeding. I have threw away at least 100 of them. Now I have a separate small plastic tank to dump them into . I read assassin snails live in freshwater and dont think it can survive in brackish


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 #9241  by odin
 16 Jul 2020 22:03
No I don’t think they can tolerate salt unfortunately, only thing you can do is just remove as many as you can and hope you get all the reproductive adults.


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 #9245  by Vorteil
 18 Jul 2020 05:20
Biggest regret ever was having MTS in my tanks. The population is out of control and there noting I can do. I remove as much as I can but there a lot in there. Small tiny MTS.
 #9247  by odin
 18 Jul 2020 11:42
I Agree with @Vorteil, after having the same issue in my fresh water tank i wont let them any where near my Opae ula tanks.
 #9260  by opae ula related
 25 Jul 2020 00:40
Vorteil wrote:Biggest regret ever was having MTS in my tanks. The population is out of control and there noting I can do. I remove as much as I can but there a lot in there. Small tiny MTS.
It is possible. Takes time. I was able to get rid of them.
 #9262  by pentux
 27 Jul 2020 17:09
opae ula related wrote:
Vorteil wrote:Biggest regret ever was having MTS in my tanks. The population is out of control and there noting I can do. I remove as much as I can but there a lot in there. Small tiny MTS.
It is possible. Takes time. I was able to get rid of them.
Gonna tk a lot time


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 #9322  by Kivyee
 18 Aug 2020 16:32
Another thing to consider is that if the population is out of control you are likely overfeeding your Opies. I know my MTS population goes crazy if I feed too often. I don't mind them in my opae ula tank but in the freshwater tank they are a pain, and my assassin snail leaves a trail of "bodies" around that doesn't look very nice either :dead: