We ordered 6 assassin snails to help with our bladder snail problem in our 35 gallon tank . That came quickly /in a suberbly contained container -all were alive and so far so good . We are super happy with are purchase .
This one little assassin snail I purchased has already greatly reduced the invasive mini ramshorn snails in my aquarium. He is just snailing around like crazy, doing his assassin thing. I think by month end my invasive population will be down 90 percent, with the remaining population sustaining him in a balanced ecosystem. He’s kind of a keystone species, like how a wolf keeps local herbivores in check. He arrived safely, well-packaged in his shipping container, and healthy. Highly recommend. As with all snails, I recommend a cheap sponge cover for your filter intake tube so the assassin snail doesn’t get sucked into the tube and killed. Let ‘em work, let ‘em live.
All of our snails arrived as promised, and are doing well!
I like the way APF does business, it's one reason I am a returning customer. I'm working on my first ever tank, a 20 gallon long low profile. I ordered all my plants through them with better than average success (my green thumb left me long ago when I left the ranch), however, our tank is thriving. In order to manage some unwanted snails, I ordered 3 Assassin Snails, they arrived quickly, and to my surprise during the unboxing, there were 4. Now, I don't know how snails breed, but I find it highly unlikely that one would have given birth to another during the trip. So, hats off to the boys at APF, throwing in an extra is why I keep coming back. If they keep treating their customers like that, then they'll remain in business a long time just based on returning clientele. One bad note, the 4th snail, well, it didn't survive. Did I get my money's worth? Hell yes, I ordered 3, and I still have 3 live Assassin Snails.
I had a pest snail infestation in my aquarium I wanted to control better so I decided to go with the better looking assassin snails to keep the pest snails in check. The assassin snails arrived in the mail packaged well and in good condition. All survived. There were no signs of any parasites that came along with the snails on close inspection. After slowly acclimating them to the new aquarium water they have been doing their thing... brunching on the pest snails.
See pic for this review. It is done all with APF plants and the snails you can see in the tank. This tank is ONLY 4 weeks old so it is new and getting stabilized. Maybe I am a bit more experienced than the average out there but this can be done with APF.
I ordered snails and have made other orders with APF. Typically I wait a while before reviewing if I do a review. APF has become one of the best companies to do business with when ordering plants or snails that I have used. As for this snail order they were great. Past plant orders were also great with only 2 casualties in plants due to USPS not APF. It was no big deal to me so I never bothered contacting APF as it was a decent sized order and I was fin