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Being new to snail keeping, I have a question. Why do some of my olive Nerites......um....."ride" each other (no pun intented). Are they, as the kids say today, getting their swerve on :hihi: ?
 

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NICE! Lazy, sex crazed algea eaters. My kind of people! By the way, thanks to both of you for the advice on my CO2 thread. I posted something else there. Take a look.
 

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Like stated, it is either one of those two options (eating algae off the shell or mating). If mating, they'll likely stay in that position for quite some time, which is quite annoying since then you only have one Nerite doing the algae eating work instead of two. :)
 

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Like stated, it is either one of those two options (eating algae off the shell or mating). If mating, they'll likely stay in that position for quite some time, which is quite annoying since then you only have one Nerite doing the algae eating work instead of two. :)
Since the eggs don't hatch in freshwater, you won't get more to help with the work either. :icon_roll
 

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Actually, the eggs do hatch but the larva don't survive. Wilma (she sells nerites online) says she breeds these in freshwater, meaning the larva survive somehow. However I would assume they have a planktonic stage, and thick greenwater is required for the larva's survival.
 
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