Ivory Mystery Snail

Snail - Ivory Mystery

Regular price $2.25
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Please choose a shipping method that will get these to you within 2 days. Keep in mind that any delivery times from the Post Office are just estimates. They are often times slower, and sometimes much slower.  We will refund any snails that are DOA, but we will not refund any shipping costs. Email a clear photo with all snails in one photo with the trap door visible. Take the photo with the snails out of the water) 

Small: Dime  size
Large: Nickel to Qtr size:
Jumbo: 50 Cent size and up

We cannot determine the sex of the snails before shipping. 

Ivory Mystery Snail These tend to get a bit yellowish as they age. As the shell thickens, it tends to take on some of the carotenoid pigments from their food.

We are not advertising these as having 'perfect' shells. Some will show some small imperfection like a slight crack or some pitting around the spiral. The older they get, the obvious these imperfections can become.  Small ones tend to have nothing too obvious.

What to Expect - Pomacea diffusa (formally P. bridgesii), these beautiful snails are an apple snail that comes 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 waterline, 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) has a dark foot with purple shell and purple stripes. The Light Striped Purple (LSP) has a light foot with a 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 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.

 Diet - They will eat almost anything, but in our experience they must have quite a bit of protein. Many people feed them mostly vegetables and they will not grow as well without higher protein levels. We feed them a lot of Vegetable Discs, Weekender Pellets, and Primal Pellets.   

This time-lapse video shows them eating a few Vegetable Discs that were put in a tank of snails (along with some bristlenose). 

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Randy Johannsen
Ivory Snails

Very beautiful and pure white (no hint of yellow).

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Katherine Moravec
Ivory Snails

My Baby Ivory snails are doing just fine, they toke off after I put them in Tank cleaning & eating !!!

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Heidi Martin
very lovely jumbo ivory snail

She was very big lovely shell but she was never very active in my tank like my other mystery snails. I just assumed she was very shy. However she did pass away after having her for 1 week. Shipment did not take too long but it was a very very hot week she was shipped so I fear that she got really stressed and died due to that. I acclimated her properly too. Next time I order a snail I think I would do the very fastest shipping possible. Her water was so warm when I took her out of the bag.

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Hope Thompson
Snails great shipping not

This is the second order from company and I am happy with the snails. This last order the post office did not take care of the box and it was smashed. The water in side was drained and the snails were dry. No fault to company but ups shipping is better. Our largest jumbo snail didn’t make it and died the next day.

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Linda
Incredible Ivories

Perfect. Nice size. Was worried about one or two but they settled in and are eating with the Light Stripe and Dark Stripe Purples.

Can't thank Steve enough for the help in figuring the best way to get them to Tennessee. Will be recommending on my FB group and the Betta Forum where I'm a moderator.