What is wrong with this Nerite Snail?

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I just bought 2 more nerite snails for my aquarium. I haven’t put them in the tank yet as I just got home. I just noticed one of the snails has these large white things on it’s shell and the shell is sort of discolored. What could it be? Picture is provided.
 

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NevermindIgnoreMe said:
The one looks like a barnacle...:confused:
That’s what I was thinking too, just googled it. Some others have found barnacles on their nerites too. Would I be okay to add the snail to the tank?
 

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I always quarantine my snails in a big jar with regular water changes for a month. I would try that to be sure you didn't introduce any hitchhikers, that will die off without a fish host. And I'd try to remove the barnacle probably. I don't think it will hurt, but just to be cautious.
 

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