Spike Tail Trumpet Snail (Melanoides granifera)

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Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

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Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

Melanoides granifera

19 Litres (5 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")




7.2 - 8.5

18 -26 °C (64.4-78.8°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

3-3 years

This animal is available captive bred

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Spike Tail Trumpet Snail

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Most active at dusk, or just after lights out.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

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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