Nerite Snail White Spot On Tip Of Shell?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by jfer76, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. jfer76New MemberMember

    First post, sorry if this has been covered, but I couldn't find anything... My nerite snail, Nero, has formed this white spot at the tip of her shell. What is it? I keep a piece of cuttlebone in the tank for her. Thanks for any help! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Don't worry. Normal. All of mine have that.
     




  3. BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    Mine do as well never gave it thought.
     
  4. Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    The enamel protecting the shell has been lost, probably from mechanical damage.

    The shell (and therefore the snail) lasts longer when it is fully protected. I have one which is 11 years old pictured here.

    16.07.02 Zebra Nerite Snail Neritina natalensis Large Hex Aquarium Steve Joul - Copy.JPG
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  5. BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    Actually make that only 1 of my 3 have that I just checked for my own curiosity.
     
  6. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    An 11, ELEVEN year old Nerite? You should call Guiness! I think the oldest on record is 2. Yours has this beat by a mile.
     
  7. BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    Wow I didn't see that 11 that's crazy :D
     
  8. jfer76New MemberMember

    Can this hurt her? I'm not sure how this would have happened... Is there anything I should do for it?
     
  9. jfer76New MemberMember

    Thank you. I'm glad it is nothing to worry about. She didn't have it when I got her, so I wanted to be sure.

    Thank you!
     
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