Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

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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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  • 5
    Snails

    Posted by Unknown on May 9th 2019

    Arrived alive and well

  • 5
    Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

    Posted by Sheri Peek on May 6th 2019

    Very happy. I ordered 20, they shipped a few extra. 1 was empty. I was pleased the Snails were o large. All showed up in good shape

  • 5
    Great item

    Posted by Bart Trent on Apr 29th 2019

    Snails shipped fast and arrived alive. Will purchase from hete again.

  • 5
    Snails

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 16th 2019

    They arrived all alive and doing their job.

  • 5
    Snails

    Posted by Tom Smith on Apr 8th 2019

    The snails arrived alive and healthy. Thank you.

  • 5
    Great snails!

    Posted by Amanda on Apr 4th 2019

    Received living well. Put them in a large bowl with some plants with algae. Add my pond water to adjust them to my pond water. After 1 day they had babies!! After 2 days I added them to my pond. Spring the next year in the middle of Indiana after my pond froze over all winter they are still living. Love these big guys

  • 5
    Japanese Trapdoor Snails

    Posted by JUSTIN DUPONT on Nov 21st 2018

    Received in a very timely manner. ALL healthy, and moving about within hours. Pretty much had the bulk of my Algae cleaned up in a couple of days. Size was actually bigger than I expected. All around very happy that I purchased my JTS from Lilyblooms.

  • 3
    Three snails arrived dead. When I put them in the pond it became apparent that three more were dead. These were the smallest of the snails which arrived. The rest seem to be okay

    Posted by CHARLES UMANSKY on Oct 1st 2018

    Not as good as the last time I ordered snails.

  • 5
    Japanese Trapdoor Snails

    Posted by Dave Anderson on Aug 26th 2018

    Snails were well packaged and healthy, now just waiting to see if they help my algee problem.