Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

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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
    Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

    Posted by Don Connolly on May 25th 2020

    The snails arrived earlier than expected and were the best shipment I have ever obtained from any supplier. They were packed very very well and the quality of the snails was outstanding. All of the snails were alive and obviously well tended as there was absolutely no smell in the shopping bag. I have never received healthier snails at any price.

  • 5
    Excited to see them thrive!

    Posted by Suzanne Gates on May 14th 2020

    I bought these to help control the algae in my pond. Here's hoping the do the trick! The snails took a couple of days to come out of hiding but they are making happy trails now.

  • 5
    Trapdoor snails

    Posted by Dena on May 11th 2020

    Great!! All seem healthy an they are doing great in my pond! Thank you for the few extra!!

  • 5
    Cool Snails

    Posted by Jesse Smith on May 11th 2020

    9 of 11 snails woke up within 24 hours. The other 2 took about 48 hours. They're all chilling in the pond with my Koi and Goldfish, sucking algae at this time. Will buy from Lilyblooms again!

  • 5
    Snails

    Posted by mike Wahlberg on May 11th 2020

    Arrived on time, what i orered, very pleased

  • 5
    Japanese trapdoor snails

    Posted by Eva McLaughlin on May 4th 2020

    so happy with these algae eating snails that made it through 4 day shipping.

  • 5
    Japanes Trapdoor Pond Snails

    Posted by eric weiss on Apr 27th 2020

    Snails arrived somewhat dormant, in good shape and all survived.

  • 5
    Snails

    Posted by James Clem on Apr 27th 2020

    They were all alive upon arrival but one. That's great.

  • 4
    Trapdoor snails

    Posted by Joseph Migliaccio on Apr 15th 2020

    All arrived safe with two extra.
    They moved within one to two days.
    As of now I do not see them and I have not seen a difference with the alge but it's not even a week.