Caring For Baby MTS

Hugooo

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Hey all. So I just found some small, little brown thingies in my tank. After looking closer, I realized that they are baby Malaysian trumpet snails! Now don't get me wrong; I am thrilled that I have babies and I have no intention of getting rid of them. I just need help with caring for them. Things like feeding, lighting, etc. Also, will I have to be more careful when siphoning? Or are they big enough to not be sucked in? Also, can I touch them? Or is that too stressful?

Thanks for all of the help! I am so excited to be a snail dad! :)
 

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Dont touch them too much but it should be ok. They will eat algae, biofilm, fish food, and fish waste (the latter only a little bit)

Just be mindful of them, I doubt they will be sucked up.

Let me know if you have anymore questions!
 

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They'll pretty much survive no matter what you do, but leaving some food for the parents at night will encourage them to breed faster and make more babies.

As for siphoning, I suck them up a lot if I have sand because they have nothing to hold onto, but if you have gravel they might be able to stick onto the pebbles and avoid getting sucked up but I don't know.
 

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Hugooo said:
Hey all. So I just found some small, little brown thingies in my tank. After looking closer, I realized that they are baby Malaysian trumpet snails! Now don't get me wrong; I am thrilled that I have babies and I have no intention of getting rid of them. I just need help with caring for them. Things like feeding, lighting, etc. Also, will I have to be more careful when siphoning? Or are they big enough to not be sucked in? Also, can I touch them? Or is that too stressful?

Thanks for all of the help! I am so excited to be a snail dad! :)
Tbh, you don't need to be that worried about sucking up the occasional MTS by accident. They'll restore the lost population in no time lol
 

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