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Mystery snail colors

Post  kat12 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:45 am

Ivory – light shell, light body


Striped Ivory - light shell, light body, stripes – commonly called light stripe purple


Blue – light shell, dark body


Blue striped – light shell, dark body, striped – commonly called dark purple stripe


Golden – golden shell, light body


Golden striped – golden shell, light body, stripes – also called chestnut


Jade – golden shell, dark body
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?? – golden shell, dark body, stripes? - wid type?
I hear a lot of people define wild type differently.



Burgandy really just a variation of stripe color of striped ivory and striped blue?

Has been said to be linked to purple and came out at same time?


Does do non striped purples really exist?

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:11 pm

The snails I got from you are very  nice and active Smile. I'm going to give them few more days before I start moving them around my tanks. I know I asked you this but how often do they eat and how much would you advice?
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Post  kat12 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:14 pm

neogeo20041 wrote:The snails I got from you are very  nice and active Smile. I'm going to give them few more days before I start moving them around my tanks. I know I asked you this but how often do they eat and how much would you advice?
they mostly eat nonstop Smile I have a lot more than you so feed FAR more than you'll need to. They can do off some extra fishfood, sinking is great if you have any, and an algea or veggie waffer/sticks a couple times a week. I do veggies with mine too, but again, have a larger amount of them and the 55's have the plecos to help them with whatever I feed them too. I overfed the 26g last night, but have 2 clutches worth of 1 week old mystery snails in there and the endlers pick at their food too, and the Moe's are in their, so they will clean it up fast.

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Post  kat12 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:11 am

the basic for genetics you look at for them are 3 things mostly

1. yellow shell tone
2. stripes
3. dark foot

imagine all start off as ivory - so white body, no stripes, no yellow shell.

the other genes need to be "turned on"

so a blue is like an ivory snail with the dark body turned on. The shell is still light/clear and the reason it looks blue/grey is that the dark body color is showing through the shell.

if stripes are turned on, you get light purple.

if yellow shell is turned on you get golden

like most animals there are 2 copies of genes, so you don't know the other gene. it is possible one is stripes, one is non stripes, so off spring have the chance of getting either of those from that parent.

It is also possible a gene that they inharite (sp, spell check doesn't like me, I think it went to bed) should cause the trait to be turned on, but due to a fluke the gene is not expressed as it should be - so even if 2 non stripes breed it might be possible one is not showing the striped gene as it should be, so the babies can still be striped. It is also hard since they store sperm so even if you know who they breed with, you don't always know who they bred with in the past and that can affect the results.

So Neo - your ivories are basically nothing turned on. I know for sure they were from 2 ivory parents. So if you wanted to get only ivory keeping them alone it would be a good chance they haven't bred with any other colors.

your light purple just has the stripes turned on

your dark purple male has both the dark body turned on and the stripes turned on.

My 8 day old goldens are also from 2 golden parents. it was assumed they will all be golden, but too soon to tell and I have a feeling some of them are ivory, but too tiny to tell for sure. they have the golden SHELL gene turned on, but not the dark foot or the stripes.

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