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The Game 10-23-2010 09:48 PM

Is this a Malysian Trumpet Snail?
 
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Hey guys, a while ago, I bought two snails that had a conical shell. It was dark brown in colour. Im just wondering if they are MTS. They dig into the soil during the day and come out at night. The tip of the shell is eroded. They have an operculum (the trapdoor thingy at the opening of the shell, not sure if I spelt it right). They are around an inch long. The flesh is black. They seem to be a darker colour from the pictures of MTS I have seen on this site. Ive got some pictures, hopefully you can tell me what they are. Their behaviour is the same as how everyone desribes MTS, its just their appearance that put me off.

aunt kymmie 10-23-2010 10:26 PM

Yes, those are MTS. I've always liked the shape of their shells, myself.

The Game 10-23-2010 10:51 PM

Ooooh but why are they such a darker colour? I actually like this colour better. YAY and to think I was having so much trouble finding MTS here in Australia and there they were for sale in the fishshop.

Calmwaters 10-23-2010 11:09 PM

LOL yes why are they a different color? Is that normal? I have only seen them in white shells like what you sent me Kymmie.

The Game 10-23-2010 11:46 PM

From the pictures Ive seen of them, maybe this is a different kind of trumpet snail? The shell seems to have a slightly different shape?

aunt kymmie 10-24-2010 09:47 AM

Just a hypothetical guess but some of my MTS have darker shells than the others. The ones I sent Amanda were from my white sand substrate tank, the ones in my black sand substrate tank are dark, as in your picture. Maybe nature's way of blending in with their surroundings??

Chicklet 10-24-2010 10:09 AM

I have the light colored ones, Darker colored as shown in the picture above also have spotted/stripped ones and black ones.
apparently they come in alot of color varieties.
here's a few colors I have. My black ones are still abit young yet, just got them awhile back.
http://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/14/20/3...h/trumpe10.jpghttp://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/14/20/3...h/trumpe11.jpghttp://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/14/20/3...h/pictur10.jpg

Calmwaters 10-24-2010 10:25 AM

It will be interesting to see if perhaps since they are now in a dark tank if they will change colors or if perhaps the ones that are born in my tank will have dark shells.

Chicklet 10-24-2010 10:29 AM

Mine don't seem to change color depending on gravel color,
I keep groups in both white sandy gravel and dark brown sandy gravel,
Still get all the color varieties in each gravel color.

Calmwaters 10-24-2010 11:13 AM

Good because I like the white snails against my black gravel. ; )


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