Malaysian trumpet snails? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Malaysian trumpet snails?

im getting a new tank with sand and i heard that malaysian trumpet snails will get rid of the gas bubbles in the sand. but where exactly can i find these magical snails? and how many will i need in a 5.5 gal?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 04:16 PM
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i was wondering the same thing! I am getting sand also, it will be a 50/50 mix of play and pool filter sand :)

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I also wanted some MTS, so i will be following this thread!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 04:42 PM
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I have some almost never see them they work at night and burrow durring the day.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 04:47 PM
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I have around 30 in my tank. As of a month or so ago. I never see them during the day, and yes they do stir the sand. Not many LFS's sell them. I got some for free from my LPS. Try

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a lot of times they come in on plants. i have a few in my tank with sand, and shipped about four out earlier today. if i had more, i'd totally sell some! as of now though, I don't have any for sale. hope you find some!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 04:39 AM
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I have them in my drains.I never liked them because they look dirty and may contain parasites.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 09:21 AM
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check with your LFS and LPS. Be warned, they bread like rabbits. I pulled out about 50 last night.
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I used to have one, then it quickly escalated to 30 in my 2.5g. They can clog up your filters and grow fast after they're born.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, ive heard that a lot. i might just stick to stirring my sand around for a while. do any fish like corys or otos stir up the sand when they are hanging around down there?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 11:29 PM
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Corydoras and loaches will stir up the sand, but not as deep as MTS. Plants are also great as they aerate the sand and prevent the bacteria that cause the bad gas bubbles from forming. If you're not sold on MTS, just use chopsticks to stir the sand.


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