Snail Eggs?

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pauldadams1984

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Hey, I am just confirming that these are snails eggs before I remove them?

I have rabbit snails (I know it's not them)

Then 3 mystery snails and 2 nerite snails

Is there any way to find out what they areIMG_20230617_114631~2.jpg
 
Nerite snails normally lay eggs individually scattered about rather than in a batch and they look like sesame seeds. They have a hard shell and need scraping off with a hard implement. They can be laid in a clump like those, but your photo appears to have a jelly like substance surrounding the eggs which ive never seen with nerite snail eggs.

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Nerite snail eggs.

Mystery snail eggs are laid in a cluster above the water line.

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Mystery snail eggs.

Of the 2 types of snail you mention they are more likely to be nerite snails, but they actually look more like ramshorn, pond or bladder snail eggs to me.

https://fishtankadvisor.com/snail-eggs/

What fish do you have in the tank?
 
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Ah thanks for that link. I forgot there are a few Ramshorn snails in there. I used to crush the small ones and feed the fish but it's been some time since seeing any babies.

I think I'll wipe that off and hopefully there's not too much more about

Appreciate the help
 
You can let them hatch then all of a sudden you will have a lot more of a type of snail. ;) ;)
If they are in a gelatinous material, ( which they appear to be) they are snail eggs and most likely ramshorns. ( They are ramshorns :whistle: ;) ;) ) You can take a single edged razor blade and carefully remove the egg jello and place them in a container with aeration until they hatch for identification. (y)
 
Thanks Andy.

Wish I waited before removing them. I'll have a proper look for more.

I will try that next time anyway.

When you say aeration. You just mean a container with a lid with holes in right.

No need to add an air stone?
 
Thanks Andy.

Wish I waited before removing them. I'll have a proper look for more.

I will try that next time anyway.

When you say aeration. You just mean a container with a lid with holes in right.

No need to add an air stone?

Most snails can handle stagnant water but I prefer to not have the smell of stagnant water so I would use an airstone with light aeration just to keep it fresh. (y)
 

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