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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. :proud: 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.



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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.
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This is tempting...

What happens with their shells if they die?

I have been looking at introducing some snails, but the thought of population explosion scares me.
 

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When the snail dies he shells slowly breaks down and adds calcium to the water but its very slow.

I had shells for a year and it is brittle but still not broken down all the way.

population explosion is based on feeding. Over feed and you will have loads of snails
 

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When the snail dies he shells slowly breaks down and adds calcium to the water but its very slow.

I had shells for a year and it is brittle but still not broken down all the way.

population explosion is based on feeding. Over feed and you will have loads of snails
I couldnt have said it better myself

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My god I had millions in my Tank came out of nowhere. The only thing I put in the tank different was lace rocks...and Kaboom.....I only had 3 severums in this tank fed only once a day.....this was a 75 gallon tank...turn the light off at night and 3 to 4 hours later all four sides of glass was covered.....I vacuum this tank and water changed twice a week scooped them up at night didnt help....They where in my filtration system everywhere. This happen in a course of a year. had to redo the whole tank to get rid of them. Would never want these snails again!!! BEWARE!!!!
 

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You're the first I've ever heard that from.... I'm sure part of the problem is that you fed every day.... I think it's safe to say that most of us only feed every other day at most. I have to ask how much you were feeding at one time??? Not trying to be a pain but these guys are known for being slow breeders.... also remember that there are 8 or 9 snail breeds that look a lot alike and just because your friend or local fish store told you that they were Malaysian Trumpet Snails, doesn't mean they were.
 

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Still have some of these? Still considering them.

I feed once a day, but there is never anything left over. Maybe I should start considering every other day. I have always seen mixed results on researching this subject. Bettas was easy LOL. But on community tanks, idk. I have read to feed every other day. Or feed as much as the fish will eat in 2 mins. I give them enough that they can eat in 1 min LOL. 2 small pinches on the top and 1 small pinches to the output of the filter so the bottom feeders get some. But there is never a piece left over.

Looking to get some Nerite Snails too, just 2 or 3. Thinking they can help finish cleaning up the slime algae mess that is left.
 

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My god I had millions in my Tank came out of nowhere. The only thing I put in the tank different was lace rocks...and Kaboom.....I only had 3 severums in this tank fed only once a day.....this was a 75 gallon tank...turn the light off at night and 3 to 4 hours later all four sides of glass was covered.....I vacuum this tank and water changed twice a week scooped them up at night didnt help....They where in my filtration system everywhere. This happen in a course of a year. had to redo the whole tank to get rid of them. Would never want these snails again!!! BEWARE!!!!
Ditto - I tore down a tank about 2 months ago for this same reason (gave me a reason to upgrade to a larger one, though!) Mine was a 26 gal with 2 SD's and some glowlight tetras. I do tend to overfeed, I guess. But I had what seemed like "millions" also. I even have breeding assassins in another tank and I kept transferring a few of them over, but they never made a dent in the MTS - in fact most of the assassins died in this tank.

These MTS just creeped me out and I couldn't stand them. I replaced this tank with a 40B and I've just put in silk plants for now (SD's are difficult with plants anyway)
 
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