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Trumpet snail question

Post by Sandman1969 on Mon May 11, 2015 1:35 pm

In my shark tank, I have 2 maybe 3 adult trumpets and now a bunch of babies. I am wondering if there would be any benefit to moving some to the koi/goldfish tank that has a sand bottom, no algae eaters & no plants?
The shark tank does have 2 assassin snails but they don't seem to bother with the trumpets. Might have to buy more as their work is really cut out for them.

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Re: Trumpet snail question

Post by fish lady on Tue May 12, 2015 7:55 pm

I had them in a gold fish tank with no problems
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Re: Trumpet snail question

Post by Shell on Wed May 13, 2015 4:59 pm

Trumpets can be a beneficial addition to sand tanks - they can help to aerate. We have them in all of our sand tanks...on purposeĀ Wink

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Re: Trumpet snail question

Post by GaryE on Wed May 13, 2015 5:47 pm

I'll be the other side of the coin - I find they were a huge problem here, although they are finally dying off in my soft water. They are a major source of pollution in a tank, as they tend to die unnoticed in the sand. In an older established tank, it is surprising how many empty trumpet shells you can find accumulating.

I am quite pleased their numbers are diminishing naturally for me, as to me, they are an egg eating pest snail. I don't like their looks, I don't like their ways and I don't think their cousins are much better!
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Re: Trumpet snail question

Post by Sandman1969 on Wed May 20, 2015 1:52 am

Well, I put one trumpet in the other tank & have not seen it since, about a week later now.
Tonight, I sifted through by dragging my fingers throughout all the sand & no sign of it anywhere.

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