View Full Version : freshwater barnacles?!?!

16th Feb 2006, 11:55 AM
Hi guys,

I recently recieved a batch of nerite snails (olives type, i think). They are about nickle to quarter size. When adding them to my tank, i noticed one of them having 2 white, cauliflower shaped on the shell. I know nerites are from brackish - saltwater and finding some pieces of barnacles attached to the shell is possiable but what puzzles me is that from one of the pieces I can see an hand/fanlike appendage poping in and out from that barnacle. :shocked:

Can barnacles live in freshwater? If anyone knows what I am talking about, please do reply..I am so curious :huh: