Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Vivaparis malleatus)

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Japanese Trapdoor Snail

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Japanese Trapdoor Snail

Vivaparis malleatus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 8.0

20-29.4°C (68 -85 °F)

8-12 °d

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred




Alternative names[edit]

Chinese mystery snail, Japanese trapdoor snail

Origin[edit]

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

Sexing[edit]

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility[edit]

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

Diet[edit]

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[edit]

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

Behaviour[edit]

Peaceful.

Identification[edit]

Shell color, and size differentiates it

Notes[edit]

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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