Posted 2009.08.26 12.24 in Aquaria by Stephanie

I’ve decided to name one of the two new golden baby snails “Shelly”. It’s been growing like crazy since I adopted it, but the new growth is so dramatically different than the old growth that I’m actually a little concerned.


I think I’m going to have to ask over on if this is ok or if it looks too thin…


  1. Stephanie says:

    They said that snails grow their shell in layers. I’m not clear on how they do it, but first they make the bottom layer, then the colour layer goes overtop and sometimes is a bit slow to catch up. So it’s possible that the new growth will eventually turn yellow to match the rest of the shell.
    I think it’d be cool though if s/he just decided to change colours and that was that.
    I love the cute little freckle-face poking out under the edge of the shell. 🙂

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