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Do Rabbit snails burrow like MTS?
Since Rabbit snails are shaped similar to MTS I was wondering if they burrow under the substrate like MTS? Are there any other snail species that burrow like MTS?
I haven't heard of rabbit snails burrowing, something I'll need to look into since I plan to get a pair, but I know all trumpet snail breeds burrow... not sure of any other breeds.. I have a friend that sells fawn trumpet snails which look just like MTS but grow 3" really neat buggers
Rabbit snails do not. At least, I have never observed it. Sometimes they are very active though, sometimes they stay in one spot for over a week.
I just stumbled upon this thread, and it struck something I've seen with one of my Mystery Snails. He will burrow from time to time. Oddest thing really. o.0
We bought 4 rabbits in the beginning of Dec and now have lots. They burrow constantly and also climb the glass and wander the sand substrate. Not sure how to tell the difference, tho.
Sugar: Your RABBITS are burrowing? Or your trumpet snails are burrowing? I didn't think Rabbits reproduced that fast. I read 1 baby every 4-6 weeks.
Monkey: 3 inch Fawn MTS?!?!?! Do they breed like regular MTS? That sounds so cool but I would need a super big tank if they breed like reg MTS.
Well to me, they look so much like MTS (which I haven't seen up-close and personal to my knowledge), and since I'm not sure how to tell the difference I was only going by what the store said. I asked for Malaysians and they said they only had nerites and rabbits. Next one creeping up the glass is about to get an inspection! Maybe some pics too. Even if they are malaysian trumpets, I wouldn't be upset, but plan to learn how to differentiate the two before I get more.
Rabbit snails do burrow. They also have signature long faces and droopy eye stalks. They look nothing like Malaysians. They're also much more difficult to keep alive and are very slow to reproduce.
Seems like everyone has a different opinion regarding Rabbits' burrowing habits. Those that have snails that DON'T burrow do you have sand or gravel? Maybe that makes a difference.
Sugar: Trumpets have dark brown flesh. Rabbits have flesh in many different colors (orange, gold, yellow) and some have speckles or dots within those colors. Maybe that will help?
Endlersallday: Really?!?! Then that would be my solution. A snail that burrows to help turn over the substrate but doesn't breed as fast as MTS. Are yours living in sand substrate or gravel?
I have gravel, which is why he doesn't move much. I am hoping if I get another tank (which is sadly, some time away) I will put sand in it and put him in there to make him happier.