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Horseshoe shaped bunch of "eggs" on glass?

In my ten gallon RCS tank I also have MTS, ramshorn snails and some other kind of small, dark brown with light splotches, oval-with-pointed-ends snail (are those pond snails?). I found three batches of small, white dots on the glass. The dots themselves are round, but they're grouped in a short, fat horseshoe shape, like an upside down horseshoe. The "eggs" (I guess?) are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Anybody know what they are? Snail eggs I supposed, but which kind?

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Definitely pond snails...although I've heard that ramshorn eggs look similar. I only have experience with pond snails and MTS, so I can't say for sure what a ramshorn's eggs look like.
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its either pond snails or ramshorn, therefore take our ur flamethrower and burn them =D

MTS are livebearer, no eggs for them

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Ramshorn egg clutch is round, pond snails (Lymnaeidae) and bladder snails (Physidae) have horseshoe shaped egg clutches.

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Then it's got to be the pond snails, or bladder snails actually. Thanks for the ID, Rain! They sure do look like these: Link to Google image resules for Physidae.

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Glad to be able to help. Here's some more information about the common snails in our aquariums: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...nize-them.html

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Cool link! Thanks! After checking it, I'm even more sure they're the Physidae.

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