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The Chinese trapdoor snail, or Chinese mystery snail as it's also known by, is a larger freshwater snail in the aquarium trade; so named for its ability to pull closed its operculum, a plate that protects its soft body to prevent harm from predators and avoid drying out.

Growing to a size of approximately 2 inches, this snail prefers slow moving water, where it can dredge through soft muddy substrates; and prefers water temperatures between 20-28 degrees.

Perhaps its most valuable attributes, are that while being entirely peaceful; it's known not to eat aquarium plants, they are relatively long lived (4-5 years), they will not overpopulate an aquarium; and will close up their shells if there is a problem with water quality. This can prove very cost effective for rectifying problems before more valuable stock such as rare fish are affected.  

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