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I absolutely love these snails, despite some people not liking them. I personally breed these in my goldfish tank with white sand. Between these guys and my goldfish my white sand stays white with 0 cleaning. How do they keep it clean? They burrow into the sand during the day eating bits of food. When they burrow they turn over the sand so detritus and algae cant settle on the sand.
Their burrowing is great for planted tanks. When they burrow all the detritus that you would normally have to vacuum makes its way down into your substrate. This is essentially added nutrients to the roots of your plants naturally. This also will loosen substrate around the roots of plants which promotes healthier roots.
One problem a lot of people have with these guys is they breed very quickly. I personally don't mind this but you might. They also don't lay eggs, which I like because then you don't have to see them all over the aquarium.
Lastly during the day you wont see these guys, they are nocturnal for the most part.
Malaysian Trumpet Snail Care:
Best kept between 70°f and 78°f.
Will eat leftover food from feeding your fish, algae, and detritus.They won't eat healthy plants, any dying plant mater they will clean up for you.
Will need calcium in diet or water.
We will only replace, refund, or partial refund these snails if more then 50% are DOA, and that you ordered a heat pack or cold pack if it was needed. We will ask though that you place snails in your tank for up to a week to see if they are in fact dead or not. Please note the "Free Snails" are there to compensate for any DOA's that could happen and will not be considered part of the 50%.