Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Vivaparis malleatus)

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Japanese Trapdoor Snail

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Japanese Trapdoor Snail

Vivaparis malleatus

Easy

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Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 8.0

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8-12 °d

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred



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Alternative names

Chinese mystery snail, Japanese trapdoor snail

Origin

This species has a wide range in Southeast, from Japan to Vietnam through China.

Sexing

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility

This snail is good for cleaning the aquarium, and the pond.

Diet

Omnivorous, will eat fish food leftovers, fish wastes, and will sift the substrate for foodstuff. Feed them algae if food is scarce for them to find.

Environment Specifics

Freshwater aquariums will suffice. Ponds, including koi ponds, are also sufficient.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Shell color, and size differentiates it

Notes

This snail gives birth to live young. Juveniles make good pickings to snail eaters, if you do not want to raise young.

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