Tri colored/calico mystery snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by tarathesnailkeeper, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. tarathesnailkeeperNew MemberMember

    Has anyone ever had a tri color mystery snail? Mine is gold, ivory, and blue with an orange body. I have pictures but I can't figure out how to upload them.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  3. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Pics please!
     




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  5. rainman

    rainmanWell Known MemberMember

    How big is this snail, if you don't mind me asking.

    Thank you
     
  6. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    I can definitely say I've never seen one like that. Is it a standard mystery snail? Can't really tell from the pic since I'm on my phone atm.
     
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    tarathesnailkeeperNew MemberMember

    It's about the size of a nickel. I have never seen one like it before either. I didn't get any golden out of the clutch either just a ton of ivories, purple, and blues.
     
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  9. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Awesome!
     
  10. rainman

    rainmanWell Known MemberMember

    It's possible that as the shell thickens and the snail grows you will see a more prominent color. You may just be seeing the inner machinations of a snails anatomy through its young thin shell.

    Either way it looks awesome, good picture! :)
     
  11. Lady Monster

    Lady MonsterWell Known MemberMember

    Weird, my first ivory snail had a dark part on its shell, on the "older" part towards the very center of the spiral. Most of the others at the store had the same darker spot on the same part of the shell. A few were pure ivory looking, as in no discoloration on shell. How old is the snail? I am not knowledgeable about snails, but i would say that A) it could be normal B) if its not normal then i would ask you about its diet. What do you feed it? Is there enough calcium in the food, and if the water parameters are very stable. Because i know the water contents and diet (calcium) plays a part in shell appearance.
     
  12. Lady Monster

    Lady MonsterWell Known MemberMember

    Your purple looks like my black. Either way she appears nice and healthy!
     




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