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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2005, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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White eggs?? on plants

I have white egg like deposits on my filter intake and now many of my plants. They are flat, circular & just a bit smaller than a pinhead. They are placed in rows usually near the plant stem base but now are appearing on plant leaves around the tank. They are definitely multiplying although I cannot tell what they turn into. Any ideas about what it is & how do I get rid of it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2005, 06:39 PM
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I have the same things. I think the olive nerites I have cause them. I moved the one out of my 10 gallon and the white things stoped appearing. However, the algae it ate is growing. Lol
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Based on your description, they are nerita eggs (some say larvae).

In the aquarium, the babies usually don't survive after they hatch.

The really need a specialized breeding environment if you want to breed them.
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That's prolly what they are. I pop them and some cloudy liquid comes out. They're just so annoying. ><
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I do have nerite snails in the tank. thanks very much for the ID & yes they are annoying.
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