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Old 10-19-2017, 12:50 AM   #1
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Naming snails

So I was thinking about naming my mystery snails except they all look the same! I don't think painting the shells is a good thing so I was wondering if putting a loose rubber band around the end of the shell would be safe or even acceptable? No negative comments please just recommendations on how to color code them essentially so I can gender them and name them.
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How many do you have??? Buy different colors in the future, make things easy on your self!
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I wouldn’t recommend marking the shells or banding.

Shell patterns are often unique. Try looking for differences there.

Or name them Pat, Pat and Pat.
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Lol they are all siblings and look the same I didn't think it would be a good idea I was just curious. Thanks again T and autumnsky, I only intended to have 1 but mama layed eggs and I couldn't get rid of them lol there are 4 siblings and 1 in a different tank that's a male and kinda sad with a shell defect
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The 1 alone is a golden body with a purple stripped shell where the 4 others are black bodies with blue emerald shells
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Do you have any pics they sound pretty?
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Could probably use non-toxic water proof sharpie (marker)it's just on the shell, shouldn't harm anything.
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You could also use drops of the rustoleum paints which are frequently used in aquariums, just would be a whole lot of wasted paint. This is one of the methods that is used in scientific mark and recapture studies that are done.
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