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Question Please help ID weird growth on rocks

Hey guys, recently I have had this odd growth spring up around my tank. They look like tiny white ovals on the rocks, they are raised, I would almost say "jellybean" like in shape. Check out the picture. I also had a fish just go missing....no idea what happened to the body but I wonder if that had something to do with it.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 12:22 AM
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They look like snail eggs to me.

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ahaha maybe they are! they don't seem to be hurting anything so far....I have two zebra snails...thought they couldn't reproduce?
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I googled zebra snail eggs and it looks just like your picture. From what I know, a lot of snail eggs can only hatch in brackish water, but the snails will still lay them everywhere.

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Yeah you are right what I read was they couldn't breed unless placed in brackish water.....I wonder if they will go away, LOL
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They take forever to go away. Nerites lay everywhere and they just stay there forever and ever. I just ignore it usually.

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