Elliott99 Elliott99
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  • Posted on: 2/8/2016 11:38
White Bugs in tank #1
It is 2 weeks since I dumped most of my dying plants, and bit the bullet and added Co2 with the remaining 4 healthy plants. This may or may not be relevant, but I mention it anyhow. Now I have an infestation of these small (about 1.5mm long) buggy things. What are they and how do I get rid of them please? I have some issues with the plants, but will post that in the plants forum.
Thanks, Elliott.

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Elliott99 Elliott99
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  • Posted on: 3/8/2016 7:20
Re: White Bugs in tank #2
Or could they be snail eggs? I have 3 Zebra snails in the tank. Really hoping someone can shed some light.
Elliott
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Re: White Bugs in tank #3
They do look like Nerite snail eggs, google nerite snail eggs and look on images to see if they look like yours, From what I can gather they need brackish water to hatch.
Chris
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Re: White Bugs in tank #4
Thanks Chris, they match the pics on Google, and I also learnt that the snails I have are called Zebra Nerite snails! Every day is a school day!
Thanks again,
Elliott