Spike Tail Trumpet Snail (Melanoides granifera)

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Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

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Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

Melanoides granifera

Easy

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.2 - 8.5

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8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

3-3 years


This animal is available captive bred



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Alternative names

Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

Sexing

All individuals are hermaphroditic and livebearers, a single snail can turn into many.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful snail, will not bother tank inhabitants. However, should not be kept with aggressive fish that may attack it such as Loaches or Pufferfish.

Diet

A scavenging snail, will constantly hunt for food and can be supplemented with blanched vegetables and algae wafers.

Feeding regime

Most active at dusk, or just after lights out.

Environment Specifics

Likes to burrow so a sand substrate is preferred. Generally doesn't eat aquarium plants.

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

Different from the more common Melanoides tuberculata in that it's shell is shorter and stockier, usually coloured a rich red-brown.

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