Light Striped Purple (Magenta) Apple Snail

Light Striped Purple Apple Snails Adult Light Striped Purple Apple Snails

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 white-bodied snail.

Light Striped Purple - The color is best when they are young. As they age, the purple is less obvious.

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Light Striped Purple - Small  (Dime Size) $.99
Light Striped Purple - Large (Quarter Size)  $1.99

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 many hours.

  • "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 them.
  • 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 purple stripes. 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 star Service
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