Nerite eggs drive us insane as well. We just gave up on using them in nano tanks due to that issue. We rely on otos and shrimp for algae control. I don't seem to mind them in larger tanks that are less manicured, but scaped tanks the issue is a constant battle. Bleach dipping the stones makes them go away, but it becomes a huge pain over many months and eventually I just give up.
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" Desiderius Erasmus
thank you so much jpappy789 for helping me identify those little buggers . they all seem so colorless and small compared to some of the blue, pink, and yellow ramshorn snails I've seen, but they do a hell of a job cleaning algae off plants and glass.
I figured every time I do a water change that instead of "disposing" of them, I'll just toss em' in my pond. keeps two tanks cleaner and algae free
The stand I think was from some sort of kids bed set from ikea. The good thing about the bay area garage sales is there's always some pretty cool stuff.
oh and on a side note today I moved the nerite snails to my 5 gallon tank, so hopefully I can get rid of all their icky egg things. I now have two large ramshorn snails (plenty of those tiny ones lol) and one purple "mystery" snail.
I also moved the celestial pearls to my 5 gallon tank. I think they were the cause of some missing RCS I'll probably replace them with about 4 otocinclus since the diatom is starting to build up on the glass again.
I have a query if someone can interject:
-are assassin snails shrimp/shrimplet safe?
- are they known to kill bigger snails (i.e. bigger then themselves?)
hoping to get some to control the population of the hitchhiker snails I have now.
If anyone can answer this question I'd be really grateful
Ive heard tell of assassins eating shrimplets, but havent had it happen to me.
The assassins can't catch the fast lil shrimps. Lol
Never seen them go after an adult either. However, manual removal of poorest snails will be more efficient inthe long run from my experience.
Eta:: I had an assasin kill a mystery snail once.
Theyll take down bigger snails when they can