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Nerite has a passenger


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I got a USB microscope for Christmas, which is amazing for checking out critters in my shrimp tank. I have a zebra nerite which I filmed sliding around munching algae at 200X magnification.  It clearly has a small snail riding on its shell, next to its mouth. It is not visible to the naked eye, well, not my naked eye anyway. It's shell is conical and it is tranparent with yellow areas.

I would love to know what it is.

I have attached a video below.  It shows the nerite's mouth and the parasite to the right.  Please excuse the quality.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pgUe4ZYFzezt_vgE6SPjDq20c8XAsmCD/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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If it’s actually a snail, then it looks like a Malaysian trumpet snail, but I think you’d be able to see that normally. My Malaysian trumpet babies aren’t that small. Either way cool discovery!

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As crabby states, it looks like a trumpet snail but must be fairly newly born and may have got into the tank on a plant?

Great video of the mouth of the bigger snail!

Simon

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