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41 Malaysian trumpet snail




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This article is from the Aquaria: Disease, Algae and Snails FAQ, by Elaine Thompson, Thomas Sasala and George Booth

41 Malaysian trumpet snail

The Malaysian snail, Melanoides tubercularia, is an interesting
creature in that it lives in the substrate during the day and only
comes out at night. Its shell is a perfect cone shape and gets to
about 2 cm long. It is a livebearing snail and reproduces quite
readily. It is considered beneficial to a plant tank and doesn't seen
to harm plants, even in large populations. They are hard to find for
sale, but usually come for free on plant shipments. If desired, Clown
loaches will keep them and other snails well under control.

 

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