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How do I humanely get rid of Nerite Snail eggs?

Hey guys I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a nerite snail. He or I guess she eats a lot of algae, but has laid tons of eggs alnost all sides of the glass. How can I get rid of these in the most humane way possible?
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Nerite eggs will not hatch in freshwater.
Your nerites will continue to lay eggs until everyhting in your tank is covered with small white spots. That's why I got rid of mine. They're great for eating algae but cause another problem with their eggs.

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+1 on what trapperwolves says.

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there is no humane way to do it. only option is a scraper or your fingernail and lots of elbow grease. if it makes you feel any better the eggs are not viable because they were laid in freshwater.


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if it makes you feel any better the eggs are not viable because they were laid in freshwater.
thus making it quite humane.


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