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Snail eggs? Please ID

I woke up this morning to see little white things on the silicone joint corners of my 20L... its on all 4 corners btw If they are what I think, my tank is about to be overrun by snails! what should i do?! please help
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Its a tough call with a grainy pic but im guessing you have fish in there that put those eggs up. Snail eggs are usually surrounded by a jelly ball. What kind of fish do you have?

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Nerite maybe? Thats what my nerite snails eggs look like.


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i have a very limited population;

10 baby cardinals
10 RCS
3 ottos

no nerites in this tank

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that is not snails eggs (at least not bladder or ramshorn snails), any chance youcan get a closer pic?
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i'm sorry all i have is a iphone camera but this is as close as i can get with a pic... it looks kinda gross lol.

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here's close up, hopefully better quality
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what ever they are your going to have lots of them. Do you have any snails at all? Did you put some of the new plants in there?
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thanks for your words of encouragement partobe! i just went to fishtown and they said it might be calcium deposit visa-vi the eco-complete substrate. they told me that snail eggs would appear above or at the waterline of the tank [they look like rasberries] and that i should crush them before they hatch.

i want to believe them cuz i don't want to think what the alternative would be :O

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you went to fishtown with out me lol. If they are eggs I would think they would be soft if its calcium deposit I would think it would be hard. But as you know I know nothing
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lol it was spur of the moment... we were buying cold cuts and ended up making a slight detour! :O

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i have a very limited population;

10 baby cardinals
10 RCS
3 ottos

no nerites in this tank
They look like bug eggs I find outside of my house, mosquito maybe?

Also, I don't think Otocinclus are known to breed in aquariums, so you can probably rule them out.
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oh god please not mosquitos! i'm gonna wipe them out right now

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If they are mosquitoes, your fish will eat them in their larvae state.

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they look almost like nerite eggs, but i have NEVER seen that quantity and density laid even with hundreds of nerites in a single tank.

You don't have the type of snails that lay eggs outside the water. Pest snails eggs look like little gelatinous blobs.

Otos will breed in captivity, but their eggs are are clearish and not that plentiful.
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