Nerite Snail White Spot On Tip Of Shell?

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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!
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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.

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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.

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