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Old 08-14-2020, 11:39 AM   #1
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Please help me identify the small white dots!

Please take a look at the picture and tell me what you think that is? I have a 30l freshwater Aquarium with 8 shrimp and 4 snails in it. The snails shouldnt be able to breed, thats what the dude at the store said.
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:45 AM   #2
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Are they nerite snails? They will breed in freshwater but the eggs wont hatch. They look like nerite snail eggs.

The eggs are a pain to get off driftwood. I periodically take the wood out and spend a couple of hours picking them off with a dental scalpel. Its easier to get them off the glass.
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Oh, yes that could be the case. I think he said something along the lines of "they will breed but they can't duplicate in freshwater". I was scared there for a second, because i had another tank a few years back that was overrun by INCREDIBLE amounts of snails that had snuck in when i bought some new fish for it. I'm guessing it's gonna be a pain in the *** to get the eggs off the rocks. Anyways, thank you for the answer
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Ive never had them lay eggs on rocks. Getting them off driftwood is a chore, to the point where i would never put nerite snails in with driftwood again.

To hatch, they need brackish water. Ive often wondered about breeding them. They sell for 6 each in some stores and there is often a local shortage. Maybe i could part fund my hobby by breeding snails.
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Sounds interesting! Good luck with that if you decide to go through with it, and thanks again for your help.
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