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JAPANESE TRAPDOOR ALGAE
EATING POND SNAILS
Will Survive in Harsh Winter
Climates with Ice Covered
These snails give live birth,
and are not egg layers that
overwhelm your pond.
Close to Actual Size
Trapdoor snail is
species of water
snail is black in
color, body and
shell. We ship them
when they get close
to the size of a
snails are one of the
few larger varieties
that can survive the
winter in Northern climates.
This snail is a
great asset in keeping
algae under control
as they groom your plants,
planting pots and watergarden
walls. They also cruise
the pond bottom and
consume decaying matter
such as leaves and fish
food. Full grown snails
can reach 2"-3" long.
Survive in warm ponds:
Algae eating capacity:
Survive in cold ponds:
Plant eating capacity:
Open the bag of snails and let the
bag fill about 1/2 with pond water.
Float or hold the bag for a few minutes
and then let them into pond water after
they adjust to the temperature change.
They are not happy campers when they
arrive! They will appear lifeless from
the shock of shipping like a scared
turtle in a shell. They will have some
algae attached to their shells as they
are grown in algae rich ponds. One or
two may get a cracked shell during delivery
as they get bounced around like little
ping pong balls, but they will mend.
We cannot guarantee live delivery
on each and every one of the snails
due to shipping conditions out of our
control. We ship healthy and active
live snails. When the weather is hot
we strongly suggest you upgrade to one
of our shipping
options below. We do everything
in our control to get them to you in
ALGAE EATING JAPANESE TRAPDOOR SNAIL
WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST AND DEEP
SOUTH CUSTOMERS: The snails are shipped from
Mid-America (Ohio). We
cannot guarantee the live delivery of
each and every snail with our free ground shipping
due to hot cargo area temperatures when traveling
through the desert, or in heat waves
anywhere in the US. Please consider
purchasing the 2nd Day Air, or Next
Day Air option below
if you want to insure they all arrive
healthy. High heat
can exhaust and
have very little
will become limp
and lifeless if
left in the heat
or sunlight. If
that covers the
shell opening is
to the meat of
the snail, the
snail is not
dead and may
have a chance at
Note: If you want air
shipping select it now.
will not have a chance to upgrade
2nd Day Air Shipment for
Snails - $28.00
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Overnight Air Shipment for
Snails - $47.00
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REMEMBER: These are live
bearing snails. They only breed
a couple of times a year so
don't expect them to multiply
fast like regular egg laying
snails. Order according to the
size of pond you have. In a
normal pond, Koi and other creatures
tend to eat most of the young.
If you see new tiny snails pick
them out of the pond and rear
them in an aquarium until they
get to at least 1-1½ inches.
In order for your snails to
have a positive effect on algae
growth you should have at least
25 for small ponds and 50 or
more for larger ponds. Farm
ponds should have at least 200
to have any positive effect.
WHERE DID THE SNAILS GO?
We sometimes get email from
people who put snails in their
pond and in a few days cannot
see them after they disperse.
The fast answer to this is that
the snails are still in your
pond and you cannot see them.
They are almost impossible to
spot as they are the same color
as the rocks and gravel. One
way to check is to get a fishing
pole and put a lettuce leaf
on the hook and lay it on the
pond bottom. Come back in an
hour or two and you should have
snails at the lettuce.
The snail packages below all
These snails will survive in
any climate in the U.S.
The only exception would be
for ponds less than 2 feet deep
that could freeze solid.
In this case you would need
to winter them inside or the
shells may freeze solid and
* Some states have bans on
certain pond plants. Check the
Plants website prior to purchase. The buyer needs to beware of any regulations on plants that may be
restricted. If your order gets confiscated by your state agriculture department we
cannot be held responsible.
We guarantee our plants will arrive alive and healthy. Pond Plants grow differently depending on where you live. If you took pond plants of the same
type, and planted them in different parts of the USA, each plant would grow differently. This is Mother Nature at work. We cannot guarantee that your
climate will support long term growth as this varies by location. Over time and experience you will find which pond plants thrive in your
Perhaps the best thing to do is to join our
Pond, Watergarden and Plant Forum and ask some
questions before you buy.
*** We reserve
the right to substitute Out of Stock plants of equal or greater
value unless you specifically request otherwise in the remarks
section of your order you submit. We try our very best to
update the website availability and show plants that are Out of Stock.