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Live Trapdoor Snails 50 Count



Live Japanese Trapdoor Snails - 50 giant pond snails

  • Natural pond bottom cleaners
  • Pond snails eat algae and dying weeds
  • Each pond snail is approximately 1.5" in diameter

Japanese trapdoor snails are live bearing snails. This means these pond snails give live birth versus lay eggs. This reduces the likelihood of over-populating a body of water. 


What do trapdoor snails eat?

Pond snails eat algae slime on rocks and at the bottom of the pond. They will also consume uneaten fish food and dead plants.

Recommended Snail Stocking Rate

We recommend 10 snails per 50 square feet of pond surface area for noticeable results

How long do trapdoor snails live?

Pond snails can live 5-10 years in a pond.

Will they reproduce?

Yes, trapdoor snails produce up to 20 baby snails per cycle. Each cycle lasts roughly 9 months.


What to expect to see when pond snails arrive

Snails arrive in a bag with some water. Unlike fish, snails do not ship in a lot of water to prevent sloshing around and risking shells breaking.

Each snail is approximately 1.5- 2" in diameter. The outer shell is brown/black in color. Each snail is equipped with an operculum, or "trap door" that they use to cover the shell opening to protect themselves against predators. It is common for the snails to "close the door" when you open the package.

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