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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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My MTS look very hungry...

Hi. Malay Trumpet Snails (MTS). Is anyone familiar with these? My MTS are on the gravel surface, on leaves, and on the glass. During the daytime. There are quite a few in the tank now - I'd say 10 or 15, maybe more.

If they are running short on food, I need to know how to feed them - blanched spinach, zuchini, vegetable tabs - will they eat this stuff.

Thanks for the help.

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They will eat fish foods and decaying plant matter. Blanching veggies before you put them in the tank should entice them to eat it.

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Sinking algae wafers seem to cause a swarm with mine (I feed those to my otos and plecos, not specifically for the snails). I would caution you though, the more you start "feeding" them, the more rapidly they will multiply. Eliminate excess food and the population somewhat stabilizes.
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just make sure some fish food sink to the bottom. they'll be happy to consume it and next thing you know there's a hundred of them. its actually pretty hard to kill them unless you starve the whole tank population.
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Haha 10-15 is NOTHING!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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They are bottom feeders. I wouldn't go out of my way to specifically feed them other than to ensure their calcium intake was sufficient to prevent shell rot or pitting.

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