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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Need help id'ing some white stuff in tank.

So I noticed this a couple days ago and I have no idea what it is. Here are a couple pictures. http://i.imgur.com/moBy3gU.jpg
and http://i.imgur.com/HUmHsO5.jpg. Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest of quality, but its hard holding my camera still enough for that close a pic. It is only on my driftwood and the plant in front of it (2 spots) and a couple on the java moss that I tied onto the driftwood. Looking into the tank it looks kind of like someone used a paint brush and dabbed a little white on the driftwood. If anyone knows what this may be I would appreciate it! The only things I can think of are algae or eggs, but I can't really think of what exactly it would be. If you need more information just let me know. Thanks!

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cabombas/java fern/frogbit/some vals (one has a couple spots on it in the pic)/sword/dwarf hair grass
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12x white cloud minnow (i'm pretty sure)
5x blue neon tetra
5x green neon tetra
3x otos
3x amano shrimp
4x ghost shrimp
3x Nerite snails
(and a couple pond/ramshorn/long squiggly white shell snails)/idk hitchhikers.
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Looks like nerite snail eggs to me. Soon enough they will cover the undersides of your wood and some rocks.

They won't hatch, so unless you remove them manually, they stay there. Only hatch in salt water.

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Yep, nerite snails.

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sweet ty for the responses! besides removing them by hand is there anything that might remove them? eat them or an easy way to get them off? if not i don't mind them there but if there was an easy way to get them out i wouldnt mind it.
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sweet ty for the responses! besides removing them by hand is there anything that might remove them? eat them or an easy way to get them off? if not i don't mind them there but if there was an easy way to get them out i wouldnt mind it.
Not that i have Found, hand removal is the only way I know of, and it isn't easy let me tell ya. And as fast as they lay eggs, it would be a constant job. I've resigned to let them stay, adds character to my tank. Lol

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38 gal bow front live bearer tank
20 gal Marineland led brackish puffer tank
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Nerite eggs (if that is what those are) will eventually deteriorate. My nerites laid a metric crapton of eggs when I first got them, but they are mostly gone now. Some are still present as barely-visible white circles, but they aren't very noticeable. And the snails don't seem to be laying anymore (maybe it's a cycle they go through? I dunno.)

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