Trap Door Snails



$2.50 each
Please confirm availability before ordering, normally stocked March thru June.     eMail

Live Japanese Trapdoor snails
(Viviparis malleatus) -The Black Japanese Trapdoor snail is the preferred species of water gardeners in North America.
This snail is dark in color. The snails are shipped when they are about 1½" in diameter. The trapdoor snails are one of the larger varieties that can survive the winter in Northern climates.
This snail is great at getting algae under control as they groom your plants, planting pots and the sides of your water garden.
They also zip along the bottom of the pond and consume decaying matter such as leaves and fish food. They may climb on submerged plants, but will never eat anything live and green. Full grown snails can reach 2"-3" in size.
The Japanese Trapdoor Snail bears live young generally twice a year, and limits the number of young to just a few. Young produced are far less than Ramshorn snails which can lay thousands of eggs and overrun ponds or aquariums. Trapdoor snails eat algae and you can see where they have been by their cleared tracks across the algae. Trapdoor snails are a good addition to ponds where additional control is needed.

Trap door snails are normally sold with pond plant orders of three or more live plant items (No additional S&H for snails included with plant order).
There would be an additional $20 packaging charge if snails are ordered alone due to the requirement for suitably large containers and Priority shipping.

$2.50/each Make quantity changes within shopping cart.
 $20.00 Charge for snails shipped alone. See notes above.