From: williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil (Williams, Rochelle - DCSPIM)
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 13:05:01 -0500
Subject: Japanese Trap Door Snail
:In an attempt to control algae, I recently purchased a snail for my Discus
:community tank, pH ~6.8, Temp 84F. The fish store said it was not an Apple
:nor Ram snail, but believed it was a Japanese Trap Door snail. It has a
:slightly cone shaped dark shell (nothing like a Maylasian snail but slightly
:protrudes on one side of the spiral) with slightly darker multiple stripes
:that follow the spiral of the shell. According to the Krib Web Page,
:Mystery (Apple) snails were the best algae eaters of the ones they
:mentioned. The Ram snail being a voracious plant eater and not to get that
:one. Does anyone have experience with the Japanese Trap Door snail?
Apple snails (at least the one I had) will eat plants with gusto!
Mine was between a golf ball and tennis ball in size. What an
appetite!!! Needless to say, I took him/her/it back.
Survey Research Lab
Arizona State University