Light Striped Purple Mystery Snail

Snail - Light Striped Purple Mystery

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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. 

Light Striped Purple Mystery Snail  These 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. The color is best when they are very young. As they age, the purple is less obvious. The intensity of the stripes can also vary.

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). 

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Very Late delivery and DOA

Very Late delivery and DOA

Quality creatures!

The snails were very healthy and loved their new home.


Love these snails. Ordered arrived a little later than expected but that was due to the USPS. Snails arrived alive and they are very active.

Love my new babies!

I ordered 2 LSP mystery snails on a Thursday and paid for expedited shipping. They were shipped the following Tuesday, got delayed in the mail, and finally arrived on Saturday evening. They were packaged incredibly well (the best I've ever seen from online stores), and they popped out of their shells immediately. They are beautiful! There was also an extra hitchhiker baby the size of half a pea. I hope I can keep him alive! I would definitely buy from Angels Plus again.

Snail Mail

I’m giving a five star because snails were alive and beautiful but.... I ordered them over a weekend and paid for expedited shipping. On Monday they ship and I’m issued a refund for the shipping. On Tuesday there is the KNOWN hurricane in the east coast. My snails arrived on the following Saturday. How they were alive in that bag I don’t know. The water was brown. Why would you ship like that? Just down right cruel. They included an extra snail and they are beautiful and doing well.

REPLY FROM ANGELS PLUS: Sorry that you were not happy with the shipping. We do not pack them in brown water. That is the result of the snails being in transit for a week due to the hurricane.