Spike Tail Trumpet Snail (Melanoides granifera)
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Spike Tail Trumpet Snail
19 Litres (5 US G.)
1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")
7.2 - 8.5
18 -26 °C (64.4-78.8°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Spike Tail Trumpet Snail
- All individuals are hermaphroditic and livebearers, a single snail can turn into many.
- 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.
- A scavenging snail, will constantly hunt for food and can be supplemented with blanched vegetables and algae wafers.
- Most active at dusk, or just after lights out.
- Likes to burrow so a sand substrate is preferred. Generally doesn't eat aquarium plants.
- Different from the more common Melanoides tuberculata in that it's shell is shorter and stockier, usually coloured a rich red-brown.