Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

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$2.15
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Product Overview

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.

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  • 5
    Trapdoor Snails

    Posted by Bob Lee on Aug 31st 2022

    Fast service with shipping! Everyone arrived safe and ALIVE! I was very impressed with the packaging process of my items. I even referred you to my local pond Retailer. Thanks so much, these little things were exactly what I needed, and they’ve been cleaning the bottom of my pond wonderfully. Will definitely be coming back for more items!!

  • 5
    Wonderful snails

    Posted by Dana on Aug 16th 2022

    We have an outdoor pond and got the snails to help with keeping it clean in a nature friendly way. They arrived safe and are all doing great. So cute to see them moving along stones and leaving a clean trail behind !

  • 5
    Japanese Trapdoor Snails

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 3rd 2022

    I received my order the next day. All 13 snails were alive and in great shape! Highly recommend this business.

  • 5
    shipping and packaging excellent

    Posted by susan kent on Jul 21st 2022

    received the snails quickly and in good condition. Snails are happily cleaning rocks in my fish pond

  • 5
    Trapdoor Snails

    Posted by Skye M Barz on Jul 20th 2022

    Arrived quickly. Reasonable prices. Appeared healthy . Good size snails. Put them in the pond, haven't seen them since. Hopefully they are down there doing their job! Would buy from again. Thank you.

  • 5
    Japanese trap door snails

    Posted by Robert Kalmeta on Jul 18th 2022

    Delivered as promised.

  • 5
    Japanese Snails

    Posted by Rochelle on Jul 4th 2022

    All but 1 snail arrived alive! Snails were all a good size and have all acclimated well to my pond!

  • 4
    Snails

    Posted by Robert Reprogel on Jun 20th 2022

    They arrived on time and were alive.

  • 5
    Love those snails

    Posted by Moshe Usadi on Jun 17th 2022

    They arrived healthy and happy and are doing a good job of keeping the algae in my little pond under control