Cinnebuns Posted August 16, 2022 Share Posted August 16, 2022 A friend and I have been Nerming out over ramshorn snail coloring for awhile now. I figured it would be nice to make a journal to track and discuss it. Idk how much work people have done with this but it's super interesting to me. My introduction to ramshorn snails was getting them in on some Java moss. I killed over 20 of them before I realized I wanted to keep them! Then I bought some lol. A few months later I met someone who was working with different colors and gave me some of his. Now I have many color going. It's neat to see how it comes out! @Guppysnail @Chick-In-Of-TheSea idk if either of you are into ramshorns or if you know someone who is go ahead and tag them for me! Brown As with most species, brown is the wild morph. The interesting thing to me is sometimes this brown goes kinda copper. I've been tempted to experiment with grabbing the copper ones and isolating then together and seeing what happens! Red/Pink This is one of the 2 more common color variations along with blue. Even some of the brown shelled snails will have a red body. Sometimes the red can go more orange. This is something my friend has achieved and I might try. Blue Blue is the other most common color variant. It can get very dark and even look black. I have seen pics of it more vibrant than this but part of me wonders if that's the same color with different lighting. I'm not sure. Purple This is an interesting color. It's a red body with a blue shell. The color changes a lot as the snail ages and the shell color thickens. It kinda makes me think of when people who don't understand genetics ask "if I breed a red and a blue guppy will I get purple?" because in this case you will! Ivory I dont know a lot about this color personally but I think it's really pretty. Mine specifically all have an ivory shell and a red body. Idk if they come in other ways or not. I would love to know if anyone else has any info or experience with these or other colors of ramshorns. I know they can also come with a striking gold but I've not personally seen it. 2 1 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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