PICTURES ARE OF MY ACTUAL SNAILS
SHELLS HAVE A POINT. ROUNDED SHELLS ARE DUE TO A LACK IN CALCIUM
These Malaysian Trumpet Snails have been set up in my Hawaiian red shrimp tank commonly know as Opae Ula. These snails help with the control of algae growing in the tank, on the rocks and side of the glass. Size 3/4" to 1"
These can easily be put in fresh water but are currently in a brackish water tank with a Salinity of 1.08
One of the best things is that Malaysian Trumpet Snail care is easy and effortless. Trumpet Snails can live in small covered tanks & larger tanks as well. Just keep in mind they are living organisms that produce waste and tax the bio-load capacity of their aquatic world. So be mindful of the tank’s limitations and avoid overstocking.
Water Parameters: Trumpet Snails seem to need little hands-on attention. As long as tank conditions are right, they will thrive in established tanks without much effort. While Malaysian Trumpet Snails can do well in a wide range of water parameters, it’s good to keep conditions in the freshwater community tank range:
Aquarium pH: 7.0 – 7.5, with water on the hard side Water Temperature: 70 – 78 Degrees Fahrenheit Lighting: Standard community tank lighting
Brackish Water Salinity 1.08
Malaysian Trumpet Snail care is similar to caring for other snails and shrimp. It’s important to test tank water often. Make sure Ammonia and Nitrite levels stay at 0 ppm, and control Nitrate levels as well as organic matter buildup with regular partial water changes. It’s also important that water be kept on the hard side as this is necessary for healthy shell growth. Be very careful when using plant fertilizers and medications as some of the ingredients may be harmful to Trumpet Snails. Most importantly, avoid copper, because even in small amounts, copper can be fatal.
Malaysian Trumpet Snails are ferocious eaters spending most of the day under the substrate. They dig through substrate in search of edible matter that has accumulated on the tank bottom. When the tank lights go off, Trumpets can be seen moving up from the substrate to scour other hard surfaces for food. The next day, the snails burrow back into the substrate to spend lighted hours buried and out of site. While digging, their long mouth appears, extending well beyond their shells resembling an elephant trunk.
Food Sources: Malaysian Trumpet Snails like left-overs including uneaten fish food, fish flakes, bottom feeder tablets, pellets, and algae wafers. They also enjoy all sorts of debris, detritus and soft algae growing on hard surfaces. Malaysian Trumpet Snails enjoy tanks with lots of live plants. The live plants continuously shed edible material adding to the snails natural diet. Malaysian Trumpet Snails do not seem interested in eating live plants, just the debris.
Reproduction: Malaysian Trumpet Snails reproduce very quickly and in large numbers, especially if food is abundant. Other things being equal, the more food there is, the more Malaysian Trumpet Snails will reproduce. One of the ways hobbyists control Malaysian Trumpet Snail populations is to limit food levels long term.
I know most states are quite hot around this year so I will be including free insulation box and cool packs.
I will hold off shipping if the weather is in the 90's my goal is to transport them safely to their new owners!
because of all of these precautions I am afraid I will not replace/refund for any rare cases of DOA's.
they will be shipped with care marked, "fragile" "live fish" and "keep cool."
I ALWAYS INCLUDE EXTRA SNAILS SO THIS WILL OFFSET ANY POSSIBLE DOA'S EXPERIENCED.