zebra nerite snails getting it on
I recently got some zebra nerites in my FW tank and they got quick to work getting busy. I saw a pair in breeding configuration and thought it'd be interesting to document the process. The male (snail on top) started to extrude what can only be described as a thin (1 mm) white "sausage links" (each link was about 2-3 mm long) from underneath the anterior portion of his shell. This was directed towards the female. However, things ended here as a ghost shrimp came by and started shoving the "sausage links" into its mouth. I could see the snail trying to pull the links back underneath its shell, but the tenacious ghost shrimp wouldn't let go. I think it ended up eating 1.5 links. I'm not sure what these "sausage link" are, but I can only presume they were packets of sperm. Any ideas?