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Catching malaysian trumpet #1
I have some of these in 1 of my tanks and they're doing really good job moving sands.

Now I want to distribute them to other tanks as they're multiplying so fast that they can be spotted everywhere. However The big ones rarely appear and if they do, they stay in rocks/plants that hard to reach.

Are there anyway to lure them out? I know there are many big ones as small ones are everywhere!
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  • Posted on: 7/10/2012 12:49
Re: Catching malaysian trumpet #2
They congregate on lettuce/cucumber slices in my Oto tank
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Re: Catching malaysian trumpet #3
I'll try that!

By the way are they nocturnal?
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Re: Catching malaysian trumpet #4
I'm always hoovering them (and the substrate) up by accident when I do water changes. Put the substrate back through a sieve and you'll collect the snails, and you can then pick them out and transfer them.

Scooping through the substrate with a sieve is a good way of picking them up, and will help turn it over to if the snails haven't quite managed it.
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Re: Catching malaysian trumpet #5
they become more active at night, not truely nocturnal but close enough
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