Orolin Orolin
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What is this?! #1
Hello all,

This little white egg looking things have appeared all over my bog wood. I noticed a couple a week or so ago and now there's a lot more.

Any idea what they are?!

I have a small group of cories, a few otocinculs catfish and 4 nerite snails in the tank. I was told the snails shouldn't breed.
I also have a bristle nose catfish, a discuss fish and an angel fish in there.

I've kept tropical fish for a few years and not seen this before.

I've had eggs laid before but they didn't look like this.

Hope you can help!!!

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fcmf fcmf
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Re: What is this?! #2
They're definitely nerite snail eggs.
They won't develop into nerite snails in a freshwater tank. My bogwood is absolutely covered in it over the 3 years that I've had a female nerite snail inhabiting the tank. :)
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Re: What is this?! #3
Quote:

fcmf wrote:
They're definitely nerite snail eggs.
They won't develop into nerite snails in a freshwater tank. My bogwood is absolutely covered in it over the 3 years that I've had a female nerite snail inhabiting the tank. :)


Do the fish eat the eggs?
Thanks
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Re: What is this?! #4
Of the 5 species I've had during the nerite snails' time (various tetras and rasboras), only the cardinal tetras showed a very brief interest in pecking any - which soon waned (and it was only those on the glass that intrigued them).