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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. Snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 19th 2017

    I was completely amazed that my snails came in as good a shape as they did. My package was sent to the PO arrived there Saturday afternoon I did not receive a slip in my box till Monday evening so it was Tuesday morning before I could go to town and pick them up five of them did not make it the other 10 look like they are in really good shape. The box had been damaged on the end and their bag had very little oxygen on it I was totally impressed with the aquatic plants that I bought. Wish I had purchased all of them from you. Nice size excellent quality I will definitely be ordering more

  2. TRAPDOOR SNAILS 5 Star Review

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  3. Big Snails! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 19th 2017

    The snails arrived with my plants and I couldn't be happier with them. They got to work right away and are doing great.

  4. Big healthy snails! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 11th 2017

    Full size adult snails. I was paying 3 times the price at a local nursery for the same thing. Very glad I ordered from LilyBlooms! Received the snails quickly, set them in my pond and they started to open within minutes. By the next morning they were all over the pond munching on algae.

  5. Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 6th 2017

    MY Japanese Trapdoor snails arrived all alive. Two or Three took a couple days to start moving around but now doing good.

  6. Japanese trapdoor snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 30th 2017

    Received my order promptly. A very nice batch of snails. After a few hours in the pond, they took off to do their job. Very pleased and will order more.

  7. ...a bit disappointed 3 Star Review

    Posted by on May 23rd 2017

    The snails were not as large as I had hoped. I have ordered snails from other companies in the past and those were much larger. Also, I left the snails in a bucket of pond water so I could monitor their movement. After 2 full days, I could see only 2 or 3 actually moving around.

  8. Snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 9th 2017

    All appeared healthy upon arrival. Haven't seen them since. Must be doing well.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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