I would think IAL would have the same effect and yet I just read from a snail breeder that they love to eat hardwood leaves like IAL.
maybe its something that is in the wood itself?
If you want some adult trapdoors, I can get some from the lake but you might want to quarentine them for a bit as I heard they can carry parasites. I actually used jungle's fizzies on the adults when I was treating someone for ich. I missed the part about being harmful to mollusks. or was it malachite green? I used something in the tank I wasnt supposed to
Its popularity as an aquarium animal has led to the accidental introduction (via aquarium dumping) of this snail in many areas where it has become a problematic invasive species. Bellamya chinensis is an introduced species in the United States. It is found in "any or all of the tributaries on Grand Island and on both sides of the Niagara River in the United States and Canada."
It is regulated in Minnesota where it is illegal to release it into the wild. Ecology
This species is primarily an algae eater. These snails are popular in aquariums because they do not eat fish eggs or plants, they do not overpopulate aquariums, and they close up if there is a water problem, giving people an indication that something is wrong a few weeks before the fish die. Life cycle
Reproduction is initiated sexually. Bellamya chinensis, in common with several other related species of snails, gives birth to live young
I live on the other side of the state from the niagra river - near vermont...