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Are these snail eggs?

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Squashybanana Sat 16-Apr-16 20:11:18

Got two small tropical snails in our tank (5 bloodfin tetra, 4 red stripey tetra with glowy eyes whose name I forget). Tank been running with fish v happily for some months. Added in the snails as we had quite an algae growth. If these are snsil eggs do I get an assassin snail? Or do the fish eat them? I don't want 100000 snails in my tank!

TreeSparrow Sun 17-Apr-16 17:50:24

Oh dear, are they nerite snails? If so then yes, these are snail eggs and they are a bugger to remove and they are unsightly.

If you want rid of them for good you can get an assassin snail.

Squashybanana Sun 17-Apr-16 18:08:54

I'm not sure, they are brown and black twisty shells. The guy did say their name but I don't recall. I scraped the eggs off this stone with a spoon and the outside tap... Might do the same with the other affected stonex before they hatch. Bugger. Thanks for replying!

TreeSparrow Sun 17-Apr-16 19:37:24

Yeah that sounds about right. Google the name and look at the pictures.

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