Anyone know where I can get black Trumpet snails (Melanoides maculata)?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by SnailHunter, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. SnailHunterNew MemberMember

    Hi everyone. As my name suggests, I'm on the "hunt" for snails for my 20 gallon tank. Over the past few weeks, I've been looking everywhere for black trumpet snails. There's someone on ebay selling a black variety of MTS but the seller is all the way from Poland and I'm not really sure if I trust him.

    Someone posted this thread a year ago:

    Since I'm new and I can't PM the poster Mike8404, I'll ask my question here: where and how can I get my hands on these snails?

    I already have the normal beige Malaysian Trumpet snails

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
  2. octavio

    octavioValued MemberMember

    I'm not familiar with "black" trumpet snails. But I know mystery trumpet snails very well. I can't get rid of them in my 75 gallon tank. But you might try this link:  
    Good luck.
  3. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to the forum! You may also want to check your LFS. If it's not a box store, they may be willing to order for you.
  4. Pringlethesnail

    PringlethesnailWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe try aquabid?
  5. OP

    SnailHunterNew MemberMember

    Thanks everyone- I tried all the suggestions but still no luck.

    If I can't get my hands on these, I'll instead consider getting Thiara Winteri, Melanoides Granifera, or other "spiky" trumpet snails.

    I have a thing for unusual snails lol :;snail

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