Light Striped Purple (Magenta) Apple Snail
Snails are named for both the color of the foot (body) and the shell color. In this instance, "light" is the color of the foot. "Purple is the base color
of the shell. This is a purple base with a darker purple stripe on a
Light Striped Purple - The color is best when they are young. As
they age, the purple is less obvious.
They are very hardy and can handle cold quite well, but they will
die if the temperatures get much below 40 F in their box for several hours.
They will also not travel well if the box gets much above 90 F for too
- "Caution, PLEASE READ: Snails are not guaranteed, so be sure
the weather is appropriate before ordering. We pack them well, but
they will not handle below freezing conditions or extreme heat for
long. Anything over 80 F is going to be very risky. Night-time lows and day-time highs are both important. You must check our weather also (zip 14760).
- Order when they won't travel over a weekend. Orders should be place no later than Tuesday
or you risk weekend delays - at your risk. We do not hold
orders. We ship them within one working day of when we receive
- Choose an appropriate shipping method when ordering.
Priority Mail is generally faster than Ground if you are more than 500 miles from us.
- Have them sent to a place where they will be delivered inside. PO Boxes
are good. Business addresses are good. Mailboxes outside are bad. If they're in the sun,
they are very, very bad.
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Apple Snail - Pomacea diffusa (formally P. bridgesii), these beautiful snails
now come in several color varieties. We will be adding more
color varieties in the future. The only plant we've seen them
eat is duckweed - which they love. A really big one will grow
to about 2.25" in diameter. They lay their eggs in a cluster just
above the water line, so it's easy to control them. Just remove
the clusters or keep the water to the top of the tank. Dark
Striped Purple (DSP) have a dark foot with purple shell and purple stripes. The
Light Striped Purple (LSP) have a light foot with purple shell and
The foot color affects the way the shell base color appears
and the shade of the purple. There is a fair amount of variation
among the adults. The ivory apple snail has a light foot in
a clear shell. Keep in mind that shell color changes as they
grow. As it grows, the shell becomes thicker and less
translucent. The pigments often deepen and change in hue.
Large adults tend to have less bright colors (though not always) and shells
with more imperfections.
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|I ordered 4 of these, they came in perfect and bigger
than I expected them to be. I even got sent an extra!|
|Ella, Sat Apr 13, 2019|
|one was dead|
|g coloso, Fri Dec 28, 2018|
|The magenta snails you sent have the brightest colors I
have seen. Thanks so much.|
|C Kenyon, Wed Apr 12, 2017|
|Love these snails! I just received them in the mail, on
time and well packaged. Immediately they started
crawling around the tank! They are very lively and
eating well. And thank you for the extra!|
|Brittany R., Fri Feb 13, 2015|
|Beautiful snails! The snails were very well packaged
and arrived in perfect condition. They are healthy,
active, and beautiful shades of pinks and purples.
Thanks again for the extra!|
|Shea Galloway, Thu Jan 08, 2015|
|I just got a bunch of your snails (thanks for the
discount coupon), and they are great. My favorite is
the light purple striped ones. |
|r stearns, Fri Sep 26, 2014|
|Outstanding!! Better than pictured. I wanted something
different that my lfs could not offer as well as the
peace of mind of not bringing in disease into my fish
room from an outside source. Angelsplus always offers
that relief of not bringing in pest to my fishroom as
well as the best products and fish available. Thanks
again Steve for the great service and extra snail. 5
|Evan Jenkins, Thu May 01, 2014|
|Very impressive snails! I breed diffusa apple snails
and wanted a few new lines and these are really
healthy, great quality, wonderful spires and shells. I
ordered 8 and they gave me 10! Fast ship too. AAA+++|
|Allison Dunlap, Wed Jan 15, 2014|
|I purchased 16 of these gorgeous snails. All of them
arrived alive and acclimated well. I have 5 tanks that
I divided them up into and they are doing great.
Thanks, Steve. |
|Jackie O'Neil, Tue Nov 12, 2013|