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Nerite snail eggs and shrimps

I want to add nerite snails to my Shrimp Only tank. However I heard there eggs look very bad so I want to know if shrimps will eat the eggs or won't touch them?
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I've never heard of shrimp eating them. "Very bad" might be a bit of an overstatement. They never bothered me too much. I'd prefer the eggs to the algae that they eat.
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get males only. nerites have genders
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get males only. nerites have genders
True but is there a way to tell without actually seeing a female laying eggs? I'd love to be able to identify nerite gender, but everything I've read says you can't tell gender with the naked eye. How do you tell?

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get males only. nerites have genders
True but is there a way to tell without actually seeing a female laying eggs? I'd love to be able to identify nerite gender, but everything I've read says you can't tell gender with the naked eye. How do you tell?
Males have a flap under the right eye susposidly. You may get lucky if you stare at them long enough.
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True but is there a way to tell without actually seeing a female laying eggs? I'd love to be able to identify nerite gender, but everything I've read says you can't tell gender with the naked eye. How do you tell?[
What I did for a while is it to make sure each one of my neuritis had a different shell pattern. That means each is a separate sub species of Nerite and Hopped they wouldn't interbreed. So far it has worked. But when my tank crashed last year I lost some and currently have only one tiger and zebra nerve and no eggs.

The eggs are firmly attached to the glass and I never saw my shrimp take any interest in them.
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I was under the impression that Nerite snails do not reproduce in freshwater.
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I was under the impression that Nerite snails do not reproduce in freshwater.
They lay eggs but the eggs won't hatch in freshwater. So they don't multiply but they can leave eggs all over the place, but mostly on the glass and wood.
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Nerite snails don't clean plants, and they leave indestructible eggs everywhere. Need a power washer to remove them from driftwood, and they still leave a mark of where they were.
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I have 8 Nerites in my aquarium, and I've never noticed any eggs. I've never been accused of being the most observant person, so what do they look like?
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