Nerite snails always together

  1. Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I have two nerite snails. Lately, one is always riding the shell of the other one. I eventually seperate them and then turn around and they are attached again. What are they doing?
     
  2. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Mating?
     
  3. beavlee123

    beavlee123 Valued Member Member

    I'm sure they're fine. Even if they are mating, the water would need to be brackish for successful breeding. My horned nerite would ride my mystery snails. It looked like he was going into battle.
     


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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I figured that maybe they are in love
     
  5. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Can we see a pic?
     
  6. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    I always find mine in pairs, sometimes even 2 riding on one! I have been told that Nerite females tote their mate on their backs even when they are not mating.

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  7. Bithimala

    Bithimala Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds reasonable to me. Unless they have intentionally separated for food, my male and female are almost always together, and it's not always mating, a lot of times she is just carrying him around.
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    What the heck! He should carry her around sometimes lol