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 2-3 days. Keep in mind that any delivery times from the Post Office are just estimates. They are often times slower. It's best to order snails at the beginning of the week, not past Tuesday.  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)

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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). 

The Snail - Light Striped Purple Mystery is one of our favorite items. We think you'll love it.

Inventory Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
Elizabeth Moller
Amazing snail

Beautiful coloring. By far my most active and absolute favorite snail.

Healthy snails and timely delivery

Much appreciated, extreme care was taken packaging the snails for their new home. Quality service.

Rachel Gates

Fast shipping, healthy, nice coloring. Thank you so much

Lisa Swaney

They are doing excellent! I was worried when they arrived because we had a major heat spell that week and the package although we'll packaged was pretty warm inside. I opened it up and the light purple, "Magenta" snails ordered were alive in inside the container of water. The water they traveled in was pretty dirty and was warmer then I was comfortable with for them. I took them out of their traveling container and placed them in some clean tank water for 35 minutes adding a little more tank water every 15 minutes to acclimate. They are housed with 3 dark purple Mystery Snails, 2 Nerite snails, 1 Japanese Trapdoor baby snail and 1 white, female Betta. They are a gorgeous Magenta color and have healthy looking shells . I would definitely order from them again!

Kayla Hargett
Much happier

They treat there customers very well and owns up to any mystakes awesome packaging and healthy snails thanks yall