This pond snails mix includes:

10 great pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis)

10 weandering pond snails (Radix balthica)

10 flat ramshorn snails (Planorbis planorbis)

10 faucet snails (Bithyinia tenticulata)

10 trapdoor /river snails (Viviparus viviparus )

Each snail has its own benefits in adding them to your pond or aquarium. As cleaners, all eat algae detritus, fish waste, dead plants and fish (they won't eat live plants). Some, like the faucet snail and trapdoor snail also filter organic particles from the water including algae and bactiria and can help control green or murky water. For more info on each species see my individual listings for each species.

50 mixed pond snails ( 5 different species)

  • This mix of snails is an excellent way to establish a breeding population in your ecosystem. All are easy to breed and don't need any special care to do so. Great pond snails, Wandering snails and Flat ramshorn are hermaphrodites and will readily breed and lay eggs in your pond creating a self sustaining population quite quickly. Others like the Trapdoor snail give birth to live young and are slower breeders. The Faucet snail is strange amoung trapdoor snails (snails with an operculum) in that it lays small clusters of eggs as opposed to live birth and is a moderate breeder and can set up a population fairly quickly.