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Hi,

It's very strange. I just saw something like a eggs on my wood (and nowhere else) and it's hard (not soft at all).

I didn't change anything for 1 month!

Can it be:
Shrimp eggs?
Nerita snail eggs?
Callamanus Worm eggs?
Fish eggs (I have a Corydoras and Raspboras)?

Thanks
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Definitely nerite snail eggs. They LOVE to lay them on driftwood.
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But they not breed in the freshwater...
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But they not breed in the freshwater...
But they do lay eggs. They will dissolve away eventually.

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But they do lay eggs. They will dissolve away eventually.
I have a piece of driftwood in a tank.... I have not had nerites for several years now, and the eggs are still there lol


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My nerites covered my entire piece of drift wood with eggs.
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I have a piece of driftwood in a tank.... I have not had nerites for several years now, and the eggs are still there lol
Hmm, mine always seem to disappear after a couple of months. Maybe it is a difference in nerite species or water parameters.

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Hmm, mine always seem to disappear after a couple of months. Maybe it is a difference in nerite species or water parameters.
You might also have a fish with a taste for Nerite eggs. I've heard some fish do like them.
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I keep ram snails because they don't seem to have as many/much problems as pond or
trumpet snails do. I guess it depends on where they are from as in which species of them but I had trumpet snails eat every root in my tank off of Vals before and also the typical algae that gets on Java moss...they don't stop eating when theyt come to the plant. Small pieces of the Java moss are all over the bottom of the tank because of the trumpet snails so they had to go.
But on this egg thing, the pond snails like to put egg clusters on almost anything but I do find them on leaves of plants often. The Least Killi fish that I have will peck at them from time to time but if I scratch the egg cluster/w a sharp object, they eat all of the eggs.

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