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Care Level




Water Conditions

around 1cm or less

Enhance your aquarium ecosystem with Malaysian Trumpet Snails! Discover these beneficial snails that aid in substrate aeration and algae control.

Detailed Product Description:

Are you looking to improve the health and balance of your aquarium ecosystem? Malaysian Trumpet Snails (Melanoides tuberculata) are a fantastic addition to any aquatic setup. These small and intriguing snails offer multiple benefits that contribute to the overall well-being of your tank. From substrate aeration to algae control, Malaysian Trumpet Snails are valuable members of the aquarium community.


  • Substrate Aeration: Malaysian Trumpet Snails are excellent natural aerators. As they move through the substrate, they help prevent compaction, allowing water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate the substrate layers more effectively.
  • Algae Control: These snails have a voracious appetite for algae, helping to keep your aquarium glass, decorations, and plants clean from unwanted algae growth.
  • Nutrient Cycling: By consuming detritus and organic matter, Malaysian Trumpet Snails assist in the breakdown of waste, contributing to the natural nutrient cycling within your tank.
  • Burrowing Behavior: Their burrowing behavior helps to prevent the buildup of toxic gases in the substrate, creating a healthier environment for your aquatic inhabitants.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Malaysian Trumpet Snails thrive in a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH Levels: They are adaptable to a wide pH range, but a neutral to slightly alkaline pH is ideal (around 7.0-8.0).
  • Hardness: They can tolerate a range of water hardness levels, but prefer moderately hard to hard water.
  • Aquarium Size: Suitable for various tank sizes, these snails are well-suited for both small and large aquariums.

Tank Mates: Malaysian Trumpet Snails are generally peaceful creatures that can coexist with a variety of freshwater fish and other aquatic organisms, including:

  • Guppies
  • Tetras
  • Corydoras Catfish
  • Dwarf Shrimp
  • Amano Shrimp
  • Snail-Eating Fish (Loaches, Puffers)

Feeding Habits: These snails are omnivores with a primarily herbivorous diet. They will eagerly consume:

  • Algae
  • Detritus
  • Decaying plant matter
  • Leftover fish food

While they are proficient algae eaters, it's important to supplement their diet with sinking pellets or wafers to ensure they receive adequate nutrition.


  • Breeding: Malaysian Trumpet Snails are livebearers, meaning they give birth to live young rather than laying eggs.
  • Reproduction: They can reproduce quickly under optimal conditions. Keep an eye on their population to prevent overgrowth.
  • Handling: Handle them gently and avoid sudden changes in water conditions to prevent stress.
  • Acclimation: Proper acclimation is crucial when introducing them to your tank to minimize stress.

Adding Malaysian Trumpet Snails to your aquarium can significantly enhance its health and aesthetics. These low-maintenance snails offer valuable benefits, and their burrowing behavior and feeding habits contribute to a balanced and thriving aquatic environment. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced aquarist, Malaysian Trumpet Snails are a valuable addition to your aquarium community.

Malaysian trumpet snails

SGD 1.00


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