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Snails => Snail Buddies => Topic started by: SnappaGuy on December 22, 2018, 11:02:26 am

Title: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: SnappaGuy on December 22, 2018, 11:02:26 am
G'day All,

Interested to read some differing perspectives on Malaysian Trumpet Snails.

I just added a number to a 40L tank containing RCS believing them to be beneficial members of the community.
I understand in certain circumstances they can present a problem, whats everyones thoughts on this?

Cheers ... SnappaGuy.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: CrazyElk on December 22, 2018, 11:12:10 am
Hi,

I love'em, they keep all manner of krap under control and there fun to watch scurrying about.

Don't overfeed them or you WILL have a problem, otherwise I think you should be fine.

How about posting a pic of the tank, be good to check it out?

Crazy.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: SnappaGuy on December 26, 2018, 02:03:16 am
Well the snails have settled in nicely and appear to be getting on ok with the red cherries but they seem to be eating the Ambulia in the tank off at ground level, is this normal or do I need to feed them more?   :-\
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: morgan16 on December 26, 2018, 07:30:58 am
Quote from: SnappaGuy on December 26, 2018, 02:03:16 am
Well the snails have settled in nicely and appear to be getting on ok with the red cherries but they seem to be eating the Ambulia in the tank off at ground level, is this normal or do I need to feed them more?   :-\


This happened to me also so i gave them more to eat and it fixed it. :P
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 07:35:52 pm
I am a big believer of snails in your tank when keeping shrimp. I keep Malaysian trumpet snails and  gold,blue&pink Ramshorn snails since i have a planted tank and both don't eat live plants. The Malaysian trumpets aerate my substrate  to prevent gas pockets and the Ramshorn are my ground level clean up crew eating any leftover food. I was also finding without snails in my tank that i was getting Nemotode micro worms (Detritus Worms) popping up and as the snails now eat any leftover food this seems to have kept these suckers in check. Snail poo is also a great supplementary food for shrimp and also provide a bit of fun for the shrimp as they love to ride them like horses. Can never have enough snails in your tank they provide a balanced aquarium.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: morgan16 on December 27, 2018, 09:05:40 pm
Quote from: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 07:35:52 pm
I am a big believer of snails in your tank when keeping shrimp. I keep Malaysian trumpet snails and  gold,blue&pink Ramshorn snails since i have a planted tank and both don't eat live plants. The Malaysian trumpets aerate my substrate  to prevent gas pockets and the Ramshorn are my ground level clean up crew eating any leftover food. I was also finding without snails in my tank that i was getting Nemotode micro worms (Detritus Worms) popping up and as the snails now eat any leftover food this seems to have kept these suckers in check. Snail poo is also a great supplementary food for shrimp and also provide a bit of fun for the shrimp as they love to ride them like horses. Can never have enough snails in your tank they provide a balanced aquarium.


hahaha @ "like horses" giddy up! 
Welcome to Shrimp-Attack, nice to meet ya. 
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 09:20:54 pm
Its like Melbourne cup day every day in my tank  ;)
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: morgan16 on December 27, 2018, 09:30:48 pm
Quote from: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 09:20:54 pm
Its like Melbourne cup day every day in my tank  ;)


How often do you pick the winner, lol?   :P
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 10:00:31 pm
Their all winners, cant play favorites.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: CrazyElk on December 31, 2018, 05:02:57 am
I'll have ten bucks on the big one in the corner.  ;D

Seriously though, I luve these snails ... I understand they could be troublesome in certain circumstances but for me a big thumbs up.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: SnappaGuy on January 01, 2019, 04:33:09 am
I have some of these to give away to forum members if they would like some ... checkout https://shrimp-attack.com/index.php/topic,47.0.html for details.
Title: Re: Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Post by: morgan16 on February 07, 2019, 09:20:14 am
Quote from: SnappaGuy on January 01, 2019, 04:33:09 am
I have some of these to give away to forum members if they would like some ... checkout https://shrimp-attack.com/index.php/topic,47.0.html for details.


If mine keep breeding like they have, I will have some to give away also.  :)