Nerite Snail White Spot On Tip Of Shell?

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

  1. jfer76

    jfer76 New Member Member

    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. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Bettanewb Well Known Member Member

    Mine do as well never gave it thought.
     
  4. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    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. Bettanewb

    Bettanewb Well Known Member Member

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

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    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. Bettanewb

    Bettanewb Well Known Member Member

    Wow I didn't see that 11 that's crazy :D
     
  8. OP
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    jfer76

    jfer76 New Member Member

    Can this hurt her? I'm not sure how this would have happened... Is there anything I should do for it?
     
  9. OP
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    jfer76

    jfer76 New Member Member

    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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