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Old 03-20-2023, 06:18 PM   #1
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Mystery Snail Genetics

It's fascinating. I have chestnut and 1 gold mystery snail in my tank. Snail clutches every 1-2 weeks. I've only hatched one clutch, just to see if I could I guess. The snabies were Rosy Gold when they got big enough, by week 3 the shell color turned chestnut, by week 6 only the spires are chestnut and they have turned magenta. The body color of the snabies comes from 2 recessive alleles of the Gold. The striping comes from one dominant allele from the Chestnut. The shell color is a mystery because it is 2 recessive alleles that come only from Ivory, Blue and Magenta snails. They sure are pretty, can't wait to see what they look like in a couple more weeks.
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That's a nice coloured shell. If it stays that way you could have a money spinner. There's virtually no aquatic organisms with that colour so they would make a nice addition to aquariums where people want more colour.
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Very beautiful combination!
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