Scientific Name: Viviparis malleatus
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Approximate Arrival Size: 1 inch
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A commonly found pond resident is the Japanese Trapdoor Snail Viviparis malleatus and it is often considered to be a great snail for ponds. These snails will do much better in an older pond with more food available, and are not recommended for any pond set up for less six months. These snails are live bearers rather than egg layers, so they reproduce much more slowly than other snails, which again makes them an ideal pond snail. These snails are cold tolerant to a certain extent, but will not handle freezing temperatures.