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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Strange eggs in my tank??

Spotted something odd tonight. on a few java fern stalks there are single little square blocks a few mm apart, 2mm square, transparent with a small white dot in the middle.

something like this [o]

all thats in there is Harliquins, Enders, Bristlenose, red cherries, trumpet snails and the odd pond snail.
nothing that should be laying eggs like that.

any ideas??

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 11:06 PM
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That sounds like an assassin snail egg to me. Maybe your trumpet snail could be confused for an assassin snail?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 11:40 PM
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Could it be a pond snail egg "clutch" with just one egg in the middle?

It does sound more like an assassin egg, though.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 11:52 PM
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Look like this?
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If it does it's an assassin snail egg.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ah! Forgot those guys.I bought 4 to kill off the pond snails but they never seemed to do well.there's two shells and I only ever see one,never seen then eggs is great! Their alive,must be the trumpets their living off.
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