We want to change the stereotype that these snails are bad for an aquarium. Adults are $5 each, babies (fry) are 3 for $5. These snails will not over populate a tank unless over feeding occurs. When using sand in an aquarium, gas build ups often occur in the sand. By following proper feeding regiments, an aquarium will maintain a healthy balance. Like all snails, they are sensitive to copper. I know this may raise a few questions (as most of what i read on here is 'how do i get rid of them'), but i want to get some malaysian trumpet snails for my 4ft community tank and 2ft plant growing tanks, as ive heard that they help aerate the substrate. Snails will be equal to or larger than 1/4 of an inch. Snails are tolerant to any water parameter. You get 10 snails! adult freshwater snails Melanoides tuberculata were exposed for a four-day period (96 hours) in laboratory conditions to a range of copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni), iron (Fe), aluminium (Al), and manganese (Mn) concentrations. The aerate the gravel or sand and help the beneficial bacteria do their job. Free shipping. I have seen several different morphs of MTS with some being a darker brown and others being a light brown with dark spots. FOR SALE - Vancouver - Healthy, good tank clean up crew. Benefits: 1. MTS burrow into your substrate and consume detritus and extra fish food. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEat left over food to prevent ammonia spikes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHardy so they can adjust to most water parameters \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen Receiving Snails: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlace the snails in a corner of the tank and make a mental note where they were place\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWatch the snails over 7 days, if they do not move remove them from the aquarium\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGive the snails a smell and if they stink, then they are dead\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIf they do not smell, add them back to the aquarium and give it another 3 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIt is common for snails to burrow into the substrate and disappear from sight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMore Information: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMalaysian trumpet snails are considered by most hobbyists as pests. By adding a handful of Malaysian trumpet snails into a newly set up tank with shrimp, the snails produce the needed waste to keep the beneficial bacteria alive long enough for the shrimp population to take over. Shrimp do not produce much organic waste, therefore; a new shrimp tank runs the risk of recycling because it lacks the needed organic waste to keep the beneficial bacteria alive. By the way, not only Assassin snails are capable of doing this. I ordered 10 trumpet snails. The Malaysian Trumpet Snail or MTS snail (Melanoidis tuberculata) are useful tropical aquarium inhabitants. Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items Buy Now. It was extremely cool to see all of the activity still going on such as the Amano shrimp, Sterbai cories, Ancistris, Otocinclus, Parotocinclus, and gold mystus cats actively foraging. Shrimp do not produce much organic waste, therefore; a new shrimp tank runs the risk of recycling because it lacks the needed organic waste to keep the beneficial bacteria alive. But who should you listen to? The snails will help prevent gas build ups in the substrate and also help prevent a tank from re-cycling due to lack of bio-load. $0.50ea, can work out bulk prices for 10 or more. I have for sale or trade Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Malaysian trumpet snails are a perfect addition to any shrimp tank. I think they are great, and here are a few reasons why: Great Clean Up Crew MTS are very good at cleaning up uneaten food. This snail burrows in substrate and is great for “churning” your substrate and … There are pros and cons to trumpet snails. These snails will not over populate a tank unless over feeding occurs. They do not eat live plants unless starving. These snails will not over populate a tank unless over feeding occurs. This is especially true in tanks with live plants. No Reserve. Malaysian trumpet snails are considered by most hobbyists as pests. 3 TRUE Black Malaysian Trumpet Snails, mts, algea eater, aquarium clean up crew They will eat any food your fish leave behind and help to keep all surfaces, including live plants, free of algae. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMain Benefits: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSnails help keep a shrimp tank from re-cycling by provided adequate bio-load\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBy burrowing into the substrates, these snails help keep turn the substrate which prevents gas build up. Trumpet snails are common in aquaria. FOR SALE - San Diego, CA - Malaysian Trumpet Snails DOES NOT eat plants! Copyright © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. These snails will not over populate a tank unless over feeding occurs. 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