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    HMMMM
    I have then in all my shrimp tanks and have not seen a problem . That's not to say I wont.
    But even the smallest shrimp-lets have been seen in front of the assassin snail and they just jump out of its way.
    I read they will eat Dead shrimp and may kill live ones but only if they cant get other food.

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    I purchased 3 assassins (clean up duty for an explosion of newborn blue ramhorns) and withnessed first hand their brutality. The first week in the tank I lost 4 cherries. I used to cringe every night when I switched on the nightime blue LED lights...

    I have saved a few shrimps getting too close (nudging with my plant tongs) but I now view this experience as only the smart ones survive. Survival of the fittest I guess!

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    Thank you Sebastian09 I will keep an eye out on mine.
    May I ask what size tank you keep them in and the number of assassin snail in there?
    I keep my shrimp in a 20G and only 2-3 assassins per tank with most tanks only having 1 assassin.
    Wondering if the shrimp/snail density mat be a factor ?

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    I have a very small tank (~7 gallons - a Fluval Edge) and had a small population of shrimp (8). Yes, a very high ratio of assassins to water but I must have 75+ snails that need to be eradicated. I'm slowly adding more cover and hiding spots for the little guys which will hopefully help.

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