• Black Trumpet Snail

    English name: Black Trumpet Snail
    Scientific name: Melanoides sp.
    Origin: South East Asia
    Size male/female: 2.5 cm or 0.98 inch
    Water temperature: 20 - 26 C or 68 - 79 F
    Water Parameters: pH 7 - 8
    Breeding: in freshwater
    Behaviour: peacefull
    Difficulty: easy
    The shell and behaviour is similar to the common trumpet snails (Melanoides tuberculatus). The vaults are a bit bigger.
    My experience on this species:
    Not as prolific as common trumpet snails.
    They prefer harder water. If they cant get enough lime the tips are getting white and fragile.