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Help! What the hell is this!

Hi everyone, please tell me what is this? i have no idea and it's taking over my nano planted tank.. with cardinal shrimp.
they are on the thin leaves of plants.

please zoom and try to identify.
this is the best i could do with my camera.


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I wanna say limpets, not too sure though


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limpets!?

those square stuffs with a dot in between...

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They look like freshwater limpets. Those are harmless... They stay very small and act kind of like snails, but they're too small to eat plants. If you see a billion of them, you're feeding too much, like with snails.
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more info guys.. some links or something to read about them.

which limpets are these square with dots in between.

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more info guys.. some links or something to read about them.
You are joking right?

It took me like 2 seconds to Google freshwater limpets and found pages and pages of links and videos.
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Do they swim around or stay stuck to surfaces?
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You are joking right?

It took me like 2 seconds to Google freshwater limpets and found pages and pages of links and videos.
no i am not joking.. and yes i know there's something known as "Google", and it took me 1sec not even two, to type it, but its just that none of them fit the image which i posted,those square white things with a dot in the center.. hence seeking help here so either help or just................

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They look like assassin snail eggs to me, do you happen to have any in the tank?

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Do they swim around or stay stuck to surfaces?
nah, they just started to be visible, so i am not sure, seems to be attached only for the time.. but dont know, will see for any movement..

anyways. guys, appreciate the efforts to help.. still need something concrete to be able to eradicate them.

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Also looks like assassin snail eggs to me.

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Remove the Assassin snails, I'm fairly certain that is what they are

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They look like assassin snail eggs to me, do you happen to have any in the tank?
yes i do! around 11 of them.. Helena Snails, just to eat other useless snails..

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either help or just................
assassin snail eggs

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Its their eggs, they are breeding. Usually food is a limiting factor, so any excess younger snails get eaten when they run out of food. Otherwise sell/trade/give away extras

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