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Random Snail Eggs Question?

Out of curiosity, how come no one ever eat the snail eggs in the aquarium?? Most of the time they are on the glass and in obvious place easy to spot, but none of the fish or shrimp seem to be interested in them? (Yet i believe they will eat eggs from fish or shrimp)

If they do, we probably wouldn't have any snail problem
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 03:25 PM
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I believe that snail eggs are held in a jelly casing. Many fish eggs that I've seen are just "stuck" to the glass/plants with an adhesive but aren't encased in anything.

Maybe that's why. Is the jelly toxic? Not good to eat? Maybe it "hides" the eggs from possible predators?

Good question though.
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I've found that planaria love snail eggs. If you want to eliminate snails in your tank just hope that you get planaria. I wouldn't wish that upon you though, because since acquiring planaria from who knows where, it has been a pain just to get rid of them (breakdown tank, dry out substrate, somehow they still pop up!).
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My clown loaches used to eat any eggs found on the glass, heck i think they left the snails alone just to get the eggs!!!
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get some assassin snails i think they will eat them and they will kill your other snails

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get some assassin snails i think they will eat them and they will kill your other snails
They do not eat the eggs but they will eat the snails making the eggs...
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