Hey Guys and Gals~
I have some extra Malaysian Trumpet Snails that I'd like to pass on to anyone that would like them for their tank(s). I'm only asking for a $0.25 donation per snail.... this will go to buy dog food for our foster dogs that come through our home.
roud: We foster for AADR (All American Dachshund Rescue) and a lot of the cost of the care for our foster dogs is out of pocket cost. I figure that we can use one of our loves (our aquariums) to help fund another one of our loves (dogs/dachshunds)! Feel free to shoot me a message if you would like some. I'm selling them in groups of 10 for $2.50, they will be a mix of sizes from about 2mm - 7mm. At this time I am unable to ship them so they would need to be picked up near our home in Biddeford. Below I've included some information about Malaysian Trumpet Snails for those of you that haven't had them.
The Malaysian Trumpet Snail is a benefit to any aquarium for several reasons. It will not eat your plants at all. This snail also will not "muscle" your shrimp off of food meant for the shrimp. The Malaysian Trumpet Snail feeds on detritus and leftover food that is underneath the substrate. It actually burrows in the substrate and moves around throughout. You will rarely see this snail during the day. Occasionally it will emerge from the substrate. A cool thing is that sometimes you will see the substrate move and you will know that there is a Malaysian Trumpet Snail underneath doing its cleaning duties.
The fact that this snail burrows and eats detritus is an excellent perk to having it. Another great perk is that while it is underneath the substrate moving it is at the same time aerating the substrate. Substrate aeration is a great benefit to planted aquariums as it promotes air exchange and root growth. They will not disturbed any plant roots or move wood/rocks around your aquarium.
The Malaysian Trumpet Snail reproduces live young and does not lay eggs. They can reproduce rapidly however. Rapid reproduction is a sign that you either need to feed your inhabitants less or vacuum the gravel extensively. You do not want to rely on this snail to do all of the gravel cleaning. High temperatures can also result in rapid reproduction if coupled with overfeeding.
This snail is an all around must have for most aquariums. They are very cool to look at, extremely docile, do not eat plants, aerate substrate, eat detritus, and do not harm other inhabitants. I highly recommend this snail to anyone.