Freebie Malaysian Trumpet Snails

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    Have around 40 Malaysian Trumpet snails. If anyone is interested please pm me. Snails are for free.
     
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    Where u situated ?
     
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    @ShrimpManiac where you at in JHB? I would like some please.
     
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    Why would any one put snails in their tanks or do they do something that i am not aware of.
     
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    Why would anyone want these snails in their planted tanks, they are an absolute pest. Just google and you will see!

    They are nocturnal, and they drill into the substrate during the day. Shrimpmaniac, you think you have 40. I dare you to go to that tank tonight after about three hours of darkness and to shine in there with a torch. Before you start doing this, you must make sure that you are sitting on a chair though, because you may have a heart attack when you see how many you really have, there may be hundreds!

    If you are using ADA, they break down the ADA to mud, and this is precisely the opposite of the effect that one is trying to achieve with ADA, which is a well aerated substrate.

    My 2 cents worth...

    Dirk
     
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    @Dirk B - What about using them if you have a substrate like pfs?
     
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    Hi Marc,

    I have them in a few aquaria with pfs and in those aquaria, I only have Anubias attached to rocks, so I am not so fussed about the substrate. I guess then it does not matter so much. I have accidentally got them in an aquarium in which I have ADA, and basically I can throw out the whole lot because of the mud situation. They are incredibly tenacious at sticking to plants and particularly to plant roots, so they are very easily transferred from one tank to the next, which is how this has happened.

    Kind regards,

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    @Dirk B, I do understand that I may have even more than just 40. It's just to my knowledge this is the number I can count. I had no idea that I even had one of these snails because it was a hitchhiker from some plants I got at my LFS.
     
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    blame Gerald for the snails :)
     
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    No I think Gerald is innocent in this case, I think I got them elsewhere and it is too long ago for me to remember.....
     
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    ok that figures so you gave these delightful critters to him and he to me, damn you ! :)
     
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    Oh damn, now the story is out...
     
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    yes, but no need to trumpet this news about !
     
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    Wont puffers eat them? Or are their shells too hard?

    I know assassins chow them...
     
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    Yes, they will. They suck the fleshy bit right out of the shell.
     
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    much prefer naked oysters to slurp down accompanied by a classic gin martini with a lemon twist just before boarding the flight to Bali, always good to dream...
     
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    They are a pest, agreed, rather fun to watch them drill though, nice snack for assasins.
     
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    I breed Assassins. Say if you need some.
     

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