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Junior Member
Posts: 10
Registered: May 2012
Location: Whitby, ON, Canada

Trapdoor Snails


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1 1937 Wed May 9, 2012


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$3.00 None Excellent



Trapdoor snails for sale, bought two of them 2 years ago and now (after constant reproduction) have over 300. EXCELLENT for pond maitenance, I currently have the babies in a 5 gallon tank, 2 with my dwarf frogs and about ten of them in my 15 gallon aquarium with two gouramis. They double as feed for loaches and other preditory community fish, as well as clawed frogs, turtles and other pets. Keeps the nitrate levels in my tank in check, and none of my fish I`ve put them with attacked them. Here is a list of fish I`ve had them with and had no problems keeping them there:

-tuxedo platy
-glass cat
-pearl and zebra danios
-assorted tetras
-angel fish
-dwarf, golden and opaline gouramis (gold is just a color morph of the opaline)
-doctor fish
-chinese goldfish
-pond comets

From what I can remember, that`s all I`ve had them with. Its been almost 2 years of caring for them, and all the fish I`ve had them with were sold (minus the gouramis-i kept them) in great health and did not bother them what so ever.

**NOTE** These snails give LIVE BIRTH, so if you see any of them on their backs cupping their mucous membrane into their shells, they are probably popping out another snail. This is great for re-salers who don`t want to worry about eggs getting destroyed during water changes or fish/filter/air pump movement. They average about three snails per birth (from my observations, sometimes they can have only one and others can have up to six at a time), and the only mess clean-up you need to worry about with them (which isn't even a problem for a proper UV light and sponge filter set up for an aquarium) is the occasional string of mucous, which usually gets soaked up by plants or filters.

No live plants, filters, or air pumps needed for these snails, proper nutition for young would be either algae (which should form in a healthy tank naturally) or very finely ground up fish food (flakes). You'll notice majority of them will stick on the surface of the water with only a milimetre or so of their bodies on the wall, that usually means the snail is either surfacing for leftover food, which is why i reccomend putting them in a community with fish. When they are in a tropical community or pond, literally NO maitenance for these snails is required, as they feed off the nutrition on the walls, floor, surface of the water, and even eachother's shells.

Depending on room in each tank, snails can average between two inches in length and a half inch in girth, to a full five and a half inches and one and a half inch in girth. Highly reccomended for ponds if you're looking for size.

Hope that was sufficient info for anyone interested!! Send me a DM or email @
Keywords: trapdoor snail tropical community clean tank Bellamya chinensis mystery chinese

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Registered: May 2012
Location: Whitby, ON, Canada
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