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Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

5 Stars
Minimum Purchase:
10 unit(s)

Product Description

Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus)

The Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus) are the preferred snail species for pond owners and water gardeners. Japanese Trapdoor Snails are one of the few varieties that will survive in northern climates. Pond snails are helpful in keeping algae under control in your pond as they groom your plant containers, rocks, liner sides and plants. Trapdoor snails will consume excess fish food, fish waste and decaying leaves from the bottom of the pond. Japanese Trapdoor Snails are live-bearing and only breed twice a year. They will not over reproduce and become a nuisance like egg laying snails. To have a positive effect on algae growth, a minimum of 10 snails per 50 square feet is necessary. Large natural ponds would require at least 200 snails per acre to be effective.

Minimum order of 10

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  1. Japanese trapdoor snails 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 26th 2017

    Ordered 10
    received 10 all made it and moved deeper in the pond within hours except one doesn't look like it made its still in the same spot its been a week now but i will give it more time.
    the thing i noticed though they are all bunched close to each other don't know if they are still trying to acclimate to the surroundings or afraid to separate lol

  2. Great Snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 22nd 2017

    hi, I ordered 10 snails and received 11 live snails,
    and then after letting them acclimate in a bucket of pond water, one of the snails, decided to give birth to a bunch of baby snails, so I ended up getting about 30 snails!
    10 days since I received my snails every body is doing fine, including my babies!

  3. Much bigger 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 28th 2017

    I was so pleased to see how big these snails are. I am a new pond/goldfish owner and this seems to be be best way to keep my pond clean in a natural way.The price was half what I paid for at another site. Thank you

  4. Beautiful guys! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 15th 2016

    They arrived two days later in summer and are fine!
    I dropped them in my pond in the same spot, and then one started moving immediately!
    Some took five days or so to finally move. They are adorable.

  5. trap door snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 20th 2016

    My original order had some doa's probable due to the intense heat both here and in Arizona. I was more that a little surprised that Lilly Bloom sent me some replacement snails without my knowledge or request. They are obviously a company with very high standards and I am grateful I chose them for my snails. I am giving the new batch time to acclimate in a bucket of my pond water with a bubbler. I will then put them into my 4000 gal pond. They should love it. I admit I was very concerned about reorder, but they have erased my doubt completely. I will reorder more snails from you and once again my appreciation to your wonderful customer service. A real rare treat.

  6. 20 Japanese Trapdoor Snails 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 13th 2016

    Great snails for any outdoor pond. Ordered 20 and recie3ved 22. All alive.

  7. Arrived alive and multiplied 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 15th 2016

    We ordered 10 snails for our outdoor pond. We received 12 snails, all alive, plus two of the cutest babies. We placed them in a bucket with water from the pond and within 12 hours all of the snails were out of their shells and on the move. Great addition to our pond.

  8. snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 9th 2016

    their doing a great job!!

  9. Big and healthy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 1st 2016

    I bought 17 and I didn't count how many shipped (at least 17), and all but one scurried off into the pond form where I placed them.

  10. Good to go! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 17th 2016

    they are great.

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