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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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What are these eggs?

I was looking at my tank this morning and found these eggs... not sure who's been laying in my tank. Any idea or it'll just be a wait and find out kinda thing. I took a pic but,it's not very clear with my phone. The fish keep nipping at them. My thought is that they're snials but, I guess we'll see.

Here's the pic, the eggs are the candycane looking smear just under the root...
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what fish do you have in the tank

40 gallon dirt tank
5 Gallon planted bonsai dirt tank
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Normal Leopard Gecko ''Shadow''
Super hypo tangerine baldy carrot tail leopard gecko ''Moon''
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If you have snails in your tank then I would say snail eggs almost certainly.

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Looks a lot like Ramshorn eggs - if you have those in your tank.


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Snails...I've had my tank setup for two weeks with nothing in it but five brown snails from incoming plants...these eggs are now everywhere and I've seen my snails mating twice!
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Yeah, they do that. You'll soon have more snails than you can possibly count. You can drive yourself crazy trying to eliminate them. Alternatively, you can just let them be - they're harmless. I add extra sinking pellets to my tanks to cultivate them as a slow-motion clean-up crew
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Lol my snails are crazy fast!!! I have one apple snail and he's a tortoise compared to my little brown snails. They are a great cleanup crew and have cleare my driftwood of fungus in about two weeks but they refuse to use the litter box in the corner of the tank lol
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A few neons, a few aussie rainbows, one rasbora het and 6 ghost shrimp... The snails came in with some plants so, not sure what they are other than just... Snails... :p

I scoop a few out here and there to treat my cichlids. love watching them eat, they suck 'em right out of shell like oysters...

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Came home today and the egg smear is gone!!!! I suspect someone had a snack...
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Or they all hatched out. Sometimes the speed at which those suckers hatch is surprising.


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