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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2020, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Weird white spots on my snail???

Recently, I’ve begun work on making my brother his own little tank. After letting it cycle for a while, I went out to purchase a couple snails to be its initial inhabitants.
One of the snails—a black racer nerite—has these little white spots on its shell. They look like they’re stuck on, not part of the shell color itself. I was wondering if anyone would know what they might be and if it’s something I should try and remove from the shell.
Hopefully it’s nothing and I’m just paranoid
Thanks for any help!
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Maybe I'm crazy but those look like eggs of some kind to me
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Nerite eggs.
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Yes, Nerite snail eggs that another Nerite laid on that snail's shell. They will NOT hatch in freshwater tanks and will eventually go away.

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