• Pack of 15 Black Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

Will Survive in Harsh Winter Climates with Ice Covered Ponds! 
These snails give live birth, and are not egg layers that overwhelm your pond.

 Black trapdoor snails-15pack

(Viviparis malleatus) -The Black Japanese Trapdoor snail is the
preferred species of water gardeners world-wide. This snail is
black in color, body and shell. We ship them when they get close
to the size of a quarter.  Trapdoor 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:  Yes  Algae eating capacity:  Moderate to High
 Survive in cold ponds:  Yes  Plant eating capacity:  Low
 Breathing:  Gilled  Breeding:  Sexual, live-bearing

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Pack of 15 Black Japanese Trapdoor Pond Snails

  • Brand: Razorback Koi
  • Product Code: Black trapdoor snails-15pack
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $32.89

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Koi and Goldfish Delivery Shipping Information

All orders for fish are shipped via FedEx Overnight  Air and are only available for delivery within the 50 US States. It is  very important that someone be available at the delivery address to accept the  delivery as soon as it arrives by FedEx. Once we receive your order we will contact you for a good day  to deliver your purchase. Don't forget to add the FedEx shipping option above to your order  before you check out. FOR KOI ONLY, SMALL BOX SHIPPED IS $80, AND LARGE BOX IS $120 FOR OVERNIGHT SHIPPING BY FEDEX.


If your fish arrives dead: We will require a photo of the Koi so do not dispose of it. However distasteful it may be for you to do this, you will need to cut the tail section off of the Koi and lay it on the ground with the remainder of the Koi for the picture.  
It is your responsibility to put the koi in water that is good for the health of fish. Do not put fish into a pond without making sure that the water has been treated with a water conditioner and tested for ammonia levels and nitrates. The koi you receive has lived a long time already, and if it dies in your pond quite honestly there is something wrong with your water.