Species group: Freshwater Invertebrates
Other common names: Chinese Mystery Snail
Scientific name: Viviparus malleattus
The Japanese Trapdoor Snail is native to ponds and slow moving streams in Burma and Thailand. It is a popular snail for controlling algae in ponds and water gardens, and is one of the few species that can survive cold winters.
baby snails, leftover food, minimal harm, sandy substrate