Help Please Help Answer Mystery & Nerite Snail Question/concern.

ThatMikeHill

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My small tiger nerite is basically attaching itself to the face of my large mystery snail. (Not going for a ride on her back but on her face area where her antenna things are)
My mystery snail seems to be twitching her face/body trying to go into her shell to get the nerite off of her.
I’m wondering has anyone ever seen this, is this hurting my mystery snail?
Because I’m about ready to take the nerite and drop it into my clown loach tank if it is hurting my mystery snail.

[Will Attached pic next time it happens if needed]
 

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They should live happily together, it sounds a bit like the nerite is trying to mate with the wrong species
 

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I dont know to be honest, see what happens on the next encounter, it is unusual wether its territorial fight for food or trying to mate
 

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I found this to happen often but usually just on the shell. Same with mysteries doing it to nerites. Could be mating behavior and also cleaning each other.
 

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I second the adding types of food, maybe they are missing something from there diet I remember reading of these types of snails eating ill shrimp that cant defend themselves. The cause being there lacking something they need. But is in all likelihood nothing if they are what they are suppose to be.
 
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ThatMikeHill

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Thanks for the input everyone. I’m feeling that it could possibly be attempted wrong breeding attempts, cleaning, or the nerite trying to lay eggs on the mystery; because the do lay eggs on their shells all the time.

It’s definitely not lack of food bc they have a cuttlebone in there tank at all times hanging on a veggie clip. I also occasionally drop in some shrimp pellets, homemade Snell-O, and algae wafers. They’re quite spoiled.
 
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