Malaysian trumpet snails (Melanoides tuberculata)

Trumpet snails (lat. Melanoides tuberculata) is a very spread tank snail which is at the same time loved and hated by aquarists. On the one hand, snail eats feed leftovers, algae and they perfectly mix tank bottom substrate to prevent it from getting sour. On the other hand, these snails breed to produce a huge number of species and this can become a complete disaster for a tank keeper.

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Giant ramshorn snail (Marisa cornuarietis)

Giant ramshorn snail (lat. Marisa cornuarietis) is a large and good-looking snail, very popular among aquarium husbandry fans. In the wild they are inhabits in lakes, rivers, bogs, however it prefers quiet and thickly planted places. Large snail can inhabit in brackish water, but at that it won’t breed. In some countries marisa snails are put into the waters on purpose – to get rid of invasive plants, since they eagerly feeds on them.

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Ramshorn snail (Planorbis rubrum)

Ramshorn snails (lat. Planorbis rubrum) are good for any freshwater tank. Red snails feed on algae and feed leftovers which are dangerous for fishes health. Also, these snails server as some special indicator of a tank water quality – if all ramshorn snails have raised up from the tank bottom to the water surface, it means that there’s something wrong with the tank water and it’s time for water renew.

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