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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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white dots on stems

I have some white dots on the stems of amazon sword plants. They are about 1/8 diameter, white, hard and stick to the stem pretty good. I normally find a few of them in a straight line formation.

What are they?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 08:29 PM
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Sounds like nerite snail eggs.

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http://www.advancedaquarist.com/imag...esamethumb.jpg

general info on nerites
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...003/invert.htm

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Not eggs, but tiny baby snails.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 03:07 PM
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If they look like half a shell, kinda like a volcano, with clear bases and maybe a dark top, then they are limpets. Limpets are a mollusk that move VERY slowly, do no damage to plants and reproduce slowly. They usually end up being eaten if they are visible.
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