Well, looks like I have a new journal to start. As of now, I have four individuals with this shell design, and one confirmed female. I'll pull them and set up a new tank within a few weeks. Off to collect some more. So no one has ever seen this pattern on a nerite, does that mean I get to name the morph?
Naming rights belong to the beholder. If you've had the occasion to check out the names bestowed upon some of the zoanthid color morphs on the SW side of the hobby, I'm sure you'll find some inspiration there.
No, not a pond snail. Take a look at the following olive nerite image and compare. Note the similarity with the black lines, and the same olive color between the lines.
I assume it has a trap door. Would be good to double check. It should have one if it is a nerite. It should not have one if it's a pond or bladder snail.
Now that smaller snail on the left side of the picture might be a pond snail, although I think it's actually a bladder snail. Then there's the assassin snail in the top left corner. Wonder who he'll eat first. :icon_lol:
Ill add more photos tonight, did some more harvesting yesterday. It is a olive nerite. It has a trap door, it's she'll pattern is the black squiggly lines, just reduced. The tank is 150 gallons, and has one assassin snail. There are too many ramshorns, mts, and bladder snails for him to mess with the nerites I think..
I already posted this over at Shrimp Spot, but this looks like a virgin nerite to me! They're not exactly rare but usually sold as saltwater critters. (Like other nerites, they do fine in freshwater when acclimated properly.)