The Horned Nerite Snail is the smallest of the variety of Nerite's that I have kept. It's average size is approximately 1/4" in diameter but some older specimens can reach up to 1/2" in diameter. It's small size does not take away from the beauty of this snail however. The Horned Nerite has a beautiful black and yellow swirl coloration. As the snail grows the color patter continues with the stripes of black and yellow becoming wider. The coloration and swirl appears in even the smallest specimens. There are other color varieties of the Horned Nerite Snail, some with interesting patterns and different swirl coloration.
The horns, or spikes, of the Horned Nerite Snail appear at random and do not follow a certain positioning pattern when compared to other specimens of the Horned Nerite. What determines the size and positioning of the horns is unknown. It is also unknown as to whether or not the horns continue to grow longer as the snail ages. The horns typically appear at the beginning and/or back of the shell. Even though the area where the horns appear is from older growth, the horns may still extend. Care should be given as to not grab the Horned Nerite Snail too hard or else the spikes have the potential to break skin.
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