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Seriously wierded out. Eggs? Poo? Parasite? Fungus?

I found these in my tank earlier today. I assumed they were GBR eggs But then I noticed some in my 10 gallon tank.....on the other side of the room that does not have any Rams in it.


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So the only thing that these tanks have in common is that they both get their water from the same tap, and the same bucket/siphon is used for each tank.

the only species that each tank has in common is a common otocinclus and a mystery snail.

other than that - the 16 has a pair of rams, 4 dwarf cories 2 killies and a ghost shrimp.


the 10 has a Betta, 12 pygmy rasboras and also an otocinlus niger.




Both tanks have DIY CO2 running to a hagen elite mini powerhead.....Could these be yeast spores?




I just NEED to know because I am weirded out by this and it's probably all for nothing, but it Could be something totally evil growing in the gravel Help.
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snail eggs i believe :/
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They do look like eggs, but I'm pretty sure mystery snails lay eggs above the water line. Beyond that I can't really help much. I do doubt it's very sinister though.

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id say just watch it... its more than likely some type of eggs... u may have a lot of little snails/fish running around your tank soon :P
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I agree that they are some type of egg, but otos are very hard to breed, and I believe they stick their eggs to plants, and only breed in heavily planted tanks. Snail eggs, (snails in the aquarium trade anyway) always clump together. Some species are in the water, some are out of the water. These look like they are tossed in a pile, not exactly clumping together like a snail egg.

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syphon them out and put in a jar see what come out when they hatch. i dont think snail eggs. but im not sure what they could be have you added any new plants lately to the tanks
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Not all snails clump their eggs together - for example olive nerite eggs kinda of scatter all over the place.
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the wierd thing is that there aren't any non-mystery snails visible in the tank at all
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looks like snail poop
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I never have seen snail poop that looks like that - what kind of snails do you have??????
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what ever happened with this?
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I never have seen snail poop that looks like that - what kind of snails do you have??????
LOL! agreed.... you must have some gnarly snails.
They look like fish eggs to me. If you have a gravel vacuum, rubber band a pantyhoe to the bottom, and run your air tubing through the plastic tube and attach an air stone to the end, then plug it in. Instant and very effective egg tumbler. Once they hatch, let us know what ther are =)
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