Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails


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Description

Black Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails - Algae Eaters

Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus) are the preferred species of snail for recreational and professional pond and water gardeners world-wide. Algae Eating Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails are one of the few snail varieties that can over-winter well and survive in harsher northern climates.

Algae Eating Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails are a great asset in helping keep algae under control in your pond and water garden as they groom your plants, planting-pots and water garden rocks and walls.

Algae Eating Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails will tend to the ponds bottom, consuming any decaying matter such as leaves, excess fish food, and even fish waste. Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails are live-bearing; they only breed a couple of times a year and will not take over your pond like other nuisance egg bearing snails.

In order for your Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails to have a positive effect on algae growth, a minimum of 10 snails per 50 sq. feet will be needed, and farm ponds will need to have at least 200 Algae Eating Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails per acre to have any effect. Baby Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails are great forage for many pan-fish and catfish species.

  • cannot be shipped to AK, CA, HI, PR, or Canada.
  • Keeps Algae Under Control
  • Non-Invasive Compared to Egg Laying Snails
  • Promotes a Balanced Ecosystem

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hours drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet has seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk in customers.

Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails for easy, safe and stress-free transport.  We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish and forage is available in the WNY area, when orders meet our deliver minimums.

We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish.  Unfortunately we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2021 NY DEC certified disease free and have been for more than 11 years.     

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Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
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C.A.

My dozen Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails arrived about ten days ago. I haven't seen a lot of sign of life -- only one has climbed to a new position -- but I'm pleased with the clarity of the water. So far so good.

M
M.J.

The snails came faster than expected and are very hearty. The are doing well in our pond.

R
R.C.
Awesome black japanese trapdoor snails

Ordered them and they were Shipped next day. Got them 4 days after shipping and they were all alive. Their customer service is awesome. And they even emailed me if I needed any pond questions.

B
B.W.
Black Japanese trapdoor snails.

I recently purchased a dozen snails for my 1000 gallon pond as it started growing green algae everywhere. I put the snails in the pond and they didn't move much for several days. Once the water temperature rose a bit they got more active and their trails of cleanliness were visible. I would recommend buying them and the service was fast and email updates were great.

h
h.m.

my black japanese trap door snails seem to enjoy the trip to the residence. sofar they seem to be doing the job of eating the green algae on the rocks that are in my garden pond. thanks
h. carroll mathews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
93%
(27)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
C
C.A.

My dozen Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails arrived about ten days ago. I haven't seen a lot of sign of life -- only one has climbed to a new position -- but I'm pleased with the clarity of the water. So far so good.

M
M.J.

The snails came faster than expected and are very hearty. The are doing well in our pond.

R
R.C.
Awesome black japanese trapdoor snails

Ordered them and they were Shipped next day. Got them 4 days after shipping and they were all alive. Their customer service is awesome. And they even emailed me if I needed any pond questions.

B
B.W.
Black Japanese trapdoor snails.

I recently purchased a dozen snails for my 1000 gallon pond as it started growing green algae everywhere. I put the snails in the pond and they didn't move much for several days. Once the water temperature rose a bit they got more active and their trails of cleanliness were visible. I would recommend buying them and the service was fast and email updates were great.

h
h.m.

my black japanese trap door snails seem to enjoy the trip to the residence. sofar they seem to be doing the job of eating the green algae on the rocks that are in my garden pond. thanks
h. carroll mathews