Malaysian Trumpet Snail - MTS
Malaysian Trumpet Snail-ABQUATICS

Malaysian Trumpet Snail - MTS

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Mixed color & size will be sent depending on stock.

 

Malaysian trumpet snails are a perfect addition to any shrimp tank. The snails will help prevent gas build ups in the substrate and also help prevent a tank from re-cycling due to lack of bio-load. These snails will not over populate a tank unless over feeding occurs. 

Snails will be equal to or larger than 1/4 of an inch. 

Main Benefits:

  • Snails help keep a shrimp tank from re-cycling by provided adequate bio-load
  • By burrowing into the substrates, these snails help keep turn the substrate which prevents gas build up. 
  • Eat left over food to prevent ammonia spikes
  • Hardy so they can adjust to most water parameters 

When Receiving Snails: 

  1. Place the snails in a corner of the tank and make a mental note where they were place
  2. Watch the snails over 7 days, if they do not move remove them from the aquarium
  3. Give the snails a smell and if they stink, then they are dead
  4. If they do not smell, add them back to the aquarium and give it another 3 days
  5. It is common for snails to burrow into the substrate and disappear from sight

More Information: 

Malaysian trumpet snails are considered by most hobbyists as pests. We want to change the stereotype that these snails are bad for an aquarium. These snails play a vital role in each one of our breeding tanks here at Flip Aquatics. Malaysian trumpet snails are notorious for burrowing themselves into the substrate. When using sand in an aquarium, gas build ups often occur in the sand. These build ups can be release if the substrate is disturbed resulting in toxic gas enter the aquarium. Malaysian trumpet snails cure this problem by continuously disturbing the substrate and preventing gas build up.

The Malaysian trumpet snail plays another key factor in our aquariums. When a shrimp tank is initially started, most breeders will add 20 to 30 shrimp into an aquarium. Shrimp do not produce much organic waste, therefore; a new shrimp tank runs the risk of recycling because it lacks the needed organic waste to keep the beneficial bacteria alive. By adding a handful of Malaysian trumpet snails into a newly set up tank with shrimp, the snails produce the needed waste to keep the beneficial bacteria alive long enough for the shrimp population to take over. The snails also act as a great cleanup crew for uneaten food.

Snails are tolerant to any water parameter. They can survive pretty much anything a hobbyist can throw at them. They will not over populate unless a tank is being overfed. By following proper feeding regiments, an aquarium will maintain a healthy balance.

 

Q: How much is postage cost?
A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $179.

Q: Where do we ship ?
A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

Q: When will out of stock item be back?
A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

Q: Can I return the item back?
A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
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errol (Melbourne, AU)

Good quality snails.

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Ty

Very cute, a lot smaller then I imagined. I even got given an extra one, thank you!

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Tara

Went straight to cleaning my sweet potato

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j.h. (Brisbane, AU)
Fast shipping, all live fish/snails/shrimp came alive!

Came alive been a few weeks and doing extremely well with another normal mystery snail.

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Anthony I. (Sydney, AU)
High quality snails very impressive

Ordered 3 snails. Order arrived promptly and I was very happy to see I had 4 in excellent condition and each with a very unique pattern. They are loving their new home and I often see them racing (at a snails pace) up and down the tank glass. They have munched their way through a decent amount of hair algae due to recent overexposure of lighting. Highly recommend and will be a repeat customer for sure.

Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
88%
(185)
5%
(11)
2%
(4)
2%
(4)
3%
(6)
e
errol (Melbourne, AU)

Good quality snails.

T
Ty

Very cute, a lot smaller then I imagined. I even got given an extra one, thank you!

T
Tara

Went straight to cleaning my sweet potato

j
j.h. (Brisbane, AU)
Fast shipping, all live fish/snails/shrimp came alive!

Came alive been a few weeks and doing extremely well with another normal mystery snail.

A
Anthony I. (Sydney, AU)
High quality snails very impressive

Ordered 3 snails. Order arrived promptly and I was very happy to see I had 4 in excellent condition and each with a very unique pattern. They are loving their new home and I often see them racing (at a snails pace) up and down the tank glass. They have munched their way through a decent amount of hair algae due to recent overexposure of lighting. Highly recommend and will be a repeat customer for sure.