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CookieM 06-15-2013 05:24 AM

Nerite snail???
 
Bought new tank today and painted all 3 sides black. Got Azoo Plant Grower Bed.

After transferring most of the life stock I saw my Spixi went and attack? mate? with my Nerite and I see this yellow thingy coming out of it. I tried pulling on it but it seem like a part of the snail body.

What is it?

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/6900/19h5.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img209/5817/3vq7.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2047/rfl4.jpg

Finally found my last remaining Thai Micro Crab seem like there are 2 missing legs (suspect: Amano)
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Hmoobthor 06-15-2013 10:41 PM

is it still moving around?

CookieM 06-15-2013 11:26 PM

Yep still alive and active today, but that "thingy" still sticking out.

peachii 06-16-2013 06:05 AM

When nerites breed, the male gets on the female and they fit together, he then extends his reproductive organ inside her shell and wraps it around. So I think that is his organ, stuck outside because that is what it looks like when it's extended out, which normally you wouldn't have been able to see. He had a malfunction :P

CookieM 06-16-2013 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peachii (Post 3602305)
When nerites breed, the male gets on the female and they fit together, he then extends his reproductive organ inside her shell and wraps it around. So I think that is his organ, stuck outside because that is what it looks like when it's extended out, which normally you wouldn't have been able to see. He had a malfunction :P

Cool snail expert. So you're saying my Nerite trying to mate with Spixi? I wonder what's the end result going to be.

Also I try pulling its "thingy" with a tweezers hopefully that's not the cause of losing his manhood.

Lexinverts 06-16-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peachii (Post 3602305)
When nerites breed, the male gets on the female and they fit together, he then extends his reproductive organ inside her shell and wraps it around. So I think that is his organ, stuck outside because that is what it looks like when it's extended out, which normally you wouldn't have been able to see. He had a malfunction :P

"Prolonged erection greater than 4 hours and priapism (painful erections greater than 6 hours in duration) have been reported infrequently since market approval of VIAGRA. In the event of an erection that persists longer than 4 hours, the patient should seek immediate medical assistance. If priapism is not treated immediately, penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency could result."

CookieM 06-16-2013 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lexinverts (Post 3603641)
"Prolonged erection greater than 4 hours and priapism (painful erections greater than 6 hours in duration) have been reported infrequently since market approval of VIAGRA. In the event of an erection that persists longer than 4 hours, the patient should seek immediate medical assistance. If priapism is not treated immediately, penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency could result."

I watched on Discovery that snail can "go at it" for 24-48 hrs long. :eek:


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