Pond supplies

Freshwater snails

Pond snails are the perfect solution for pond algae control. Unlike chemical remedies that affect both filamentous algae and oxygen plants, our freshwater snails are the ideal complement to your oxygen plants. They feed on filamentous algae and other types of algae while leaving your aquatic plants untouched.

Freshwater snails in pond and aquarium
Polar snail
Pond Plants
Simon van der Velde

Let pond snails fight algae naturally without affecting your oxygen plants. Where chemicals affect both good and bad, our pool snails and posthorn snails target only filamentous algae.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Pond Snails

10 Pond Mussels, 25 pond snails & 10 moss balls

- For 500 - 1.000 L
- Soil and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 110.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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10 Pond Mussels,10 Pond Snails & 10 Moss Balls

- For 500 L
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 90.00.Current price is: 44.95.

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Algae Eater Natural Pond Vacuum Pack - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Soil and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 195.00.Current price is: 179.95.

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Algae Eater Natural Pond Vacuum Cleaner Package - M

- For 750 - 1,500 L
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 100.00.Current price is: 69.95.

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Algae Eater Natural Pond Vacuum Cleaner Package - S

- For 100 - 500 liters
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 50.00.Current price is: 34.95.

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Algae Eater Natural Pond Vacuum Pack - XL

- For 4.000- 6.000 L
- Soil and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 360.00.Current price is: 329.95.

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Algae Eater Natural Pond Vacuum Pack - XXL

- For 12,500 - 15,000 L
- Soil and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 855.00.Current price is: 799.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 417.00.Current price is: 299.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - M

- For 750 - 1.500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 212.00.Current price is: 199.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - S

- For 100 - 500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 107.00.Current price is: 79.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - XL

- For 4,000 - 6,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 800.00.Current price is: 499.95.

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Anti Algae Pond Package - XXL

- For 12,500 - 15,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 1,955.00.Current price is: 1,499.95.

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Aquarium plants - 5 pieces + 10 Snails

- Aquarium plant
- 5 plants + 10 snails
- Placement: in/on the bottom

 44,95

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Pond Cleaning Package - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: Loose in the pond

Original price was: 325.00.Current price is: 319.95.

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Pond Cleaning Package - M

- For 750 - 1.500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: Loose in the pond

Original price was: 166.00.Current price is: 159.95.

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Pond Cleaning Package - S

- For 100 - 500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: Loose in the pond

Original price was: 96.00.Current price is: 69.95.

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Pond Cleaning Package - XL

- For 4,000 - 6,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: Loose in the pond

Original price was: 620.00.Current price is: 599.95.

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Pond Cleaning Package - XXL

- For 12,500 - 15,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: Loose in the pond

Original price was: 1,425.00.Current price is: 1,399.95.

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Freshwater snails - 10 pieces

- For 50 - 500 liters
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

 19,95

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Freshwater snails - 100 pieces

- For 2000 - 4000 liters
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 200.00.Current price is: 179.95.

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Freshwater snails - 25 pieces

- For 500 - 1000 liters
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

Original price was: 50.00.Current price is: 44.95.

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Oxygen Plants Pond Package - L

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- Oxygen Plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

Original price was: 292.00.Current price is: 233.59.

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Oxygen Plants Pond Package - M

- For 750 - 1,500 L
- Oxygen Plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

Original price was: 162.00.Current price is: 129.59.

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Oxygen Plants Pond Package - S

- For 100 - 500 L
- Oxygen Plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

Original price was: 87.00.Current price is: 59.95.

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Oxygen Plants Pond Package - XL

- For 4,000 - 6,000 L
- Oxygen Plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

Original price was: 550.00.Current price is: 440.59.

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Everything for a natural pond

Passionate about water since 1986, we guide you every step of the way to the perfect pond.

Frequently asked questions about freshwater snails

Pond Advice

Freshwater snails buy at Vdvelde.com. From our aquatic plant nursery we sell a mix of two types of snails: 'Posthorn snails and Pole snails' so that they achieve optimal results in filtering the pond and you can enjoy a clear pond without algae.

The lifespan of a pond snail depends on several factors, including the environment, diet and presence of predators. Generally, pond snails live between 1 and 2 years, but some individuals can live up to 3 years.

Freshwater snails inhabit a wide range of freshwater environments worldwide, including ponds, ditches, lakes, rivers, streams, marshes and pools. Their presence depends on factors such as water quality, food availability, predators and other ecological conditions. Certain species can even adapt to brackish water.

Posthorn snails have a distinctive, coiled, horn-shaped shell and are viviparous. They feed on algae and dead organic material. Poil snails, on the other hand, have a pointed shell, also eat algae and lay egg masses. Both species are efficient at regulating algae, but rapid reproduction can lead to pond overpopulation.

Pond snails come in different shapes and sizes, but on average they reach a length of about 5 centimeters. The actual size of a pond snail can vary depending on the species, living conditions and food availability.

Other supplies for the pond

Aquatic plants category

Pond Plants

Bacta Clear for a clear pond

Pond Bacteria

Pond substrate for your pond

Pond substrate

Water purifiers

Simon van der Velde

Pond Advice

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Simons complete pond kits

Freshwater snail

Freshwater snails, best known as pond snails, play a crucial role in the ecological balance of your pond. One of the biggest challenges pond owners face is algae overgrowth. Although chemical treatments are available to address this problem, they can often do more harm than good by damaging not only the filamentous algae, but also the essential oxygen plants. Our freshwater snails, however, offer an environmentally friendly and harmonious solution. They are specifically adapted to feed on filamentous algae, and they do so without damaging the other aquatic plants in your pond. This makes them an ideal complement to your oxygen plants, promoting a natural balance in your pond.

Aquarium snails

The primary function of freshwater snails in the pond and aquarium is to control algae. By feeding on algae, these snails help regulate and reduce algal blooms. This contributes to a clearer and healthier pond environment. The snails' natural grazing behavior keeps the algae population in check and reduces the need for chemical algaecides. As a result, freshwater snails play a crucial role in the ecological balance and maintenance of the pond.

Snails in aquarium

Snails in an aquarium are useful because they clean up algae and food debris, keeping the water clean. They can also be combined well with fish, as fish do not eat the snails.

Buy Pond Snails

We pack and ship the posthorn snails and pool snails from our own nursery. We pack the water snails so that they arrive in perfect order at your home. The snails are available per 10 and 25 pieces, they can also be purchased in combination with the purifying oxygen plant: 'Marimo moss balls'. With this purifying duo you will achieve optimal results.

Posthorn snails

Posthorn snails are distinctive freshwater mollusks known for their unique spiral shells, which resemble the shape of an old-fashioned posthorn, hence their name. These snails are popular in aquariums and ponds because of their useful function of cleaning up algae and other wastes from the pond.

Polar snails

Polar snails, like posthorn snails, are distinctive freshwater mollusks with characteristic globular shells. They are popular in aquariums and ponds because of their useful role in cleaning up algae and other organic wastes, helping to maintain healthy water quality. This makes these snails a valuable addition to ponds and aquariums.
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Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.