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Old 01-23-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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White Dots In Tank

Have white dots in tank, just noticed them a couple of days ago. They are on the gravel and some on the live plants. Our male betta has a little one on hip lip. Done a 40% w/c this past Monday, but could suck any of these dots out of the gravel. Seems like they are stuck to the stones. Yesterday, put a 1/2 tsp of Aquarium Salt in to see if that would help. Our betta seems to be a little more active now and is still eating descent.
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Snail eggs?
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Are the dots attached to the glass? Do they move?

If they move they are limpets, a pest snail.
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Not attached to the glass and don't move.
We do have two Nerites......a Black Mystery and a Mixed one. I looked online for pictures of Nerite Snail eggs and the white spots look pretty much like the pictures, so I guess we have some Nerite Snail eggs. The tank isn't covered with them, but there are quite a few. Will have to wait until they hatch, if they hatch, and then take them out with the baster I use for the tank. I can't get the eggs, if that's truly what they are, out with the baster bc they appear to stick to the gravel and some of the plants.

We had a snail outbreak a few months ago, but I didn't see any white spots like these. Just one day, tiny snails started showing up in the tank. I use a baster then to take them out. Believe or not, I got all 18 of them out! I'm retired, so I had the time to get each one that I'd see.

We did get the Mixed Nerite a few weeks ago, so I suppose that is the one who done it. Anyway, I have a Tiger and Zebra Nerite Snails coming to me shortly. This Black Mystery and Mixed one just aren't cleaning the plant leaves that fast.


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If they move they are limpets, a pest snail.
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Yeah, nerite eggs are terrible and they lay them quote often.
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