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Fish eggs or snail eggs?
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Joined: 18 Aug 2010
Location: Saint Paul, MN

PostPosted: 2010.09.06(Mon)8:19    Post subject: Fish eggs or snail eggs? Reply with quote

Today while doing my usual water changes I saw a small bundle of 5 or 6 small white dots contained in a clear jelly-like substance. I have assumed that they are eggs and have put them in a 2 gallon bucket with some java moss, some water change water, some dechlorinated water, and a nylon sock with some gravel. First of all, are they even eggs, Secondly, which fish would they belong to?
I have a school of 5 pristella tetras
3 male guppies
3 Oto cats
A black Kuhli Loach
And a bunch of Malaysian trumpet snails

I've ruled out the guppies (Male + Livebearers)
and the Loach (Just 1, we are gonna get him some friends)

We recently added 2 more pristellas to our group of 3, totalling them to 5
We also recently added 2 more otos for the poor lonely one.
There was also an addition of a grassy forest, plus Cabomba, java fern, and hornwort.

So my real question is, are they fish eggs, or snail eggs? If they are fish eggs, which fish would they be from?

By the way sorry for the horribly long post, thought it would be better to give all the info up front. Smile
Please, oh Please can someone help me!?

My fish mugged me and stole my wallet!
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Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 2010.09.06(Mon)9:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bet would be snail eggs, but not from your MTS. You probably have pond snails or ramshorns that hitchhiked in on your plants - I would remove these and hunt for the egg-layer if you don't want an infestation.
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Joined: 26 May 2009
Location: SW Florida

PostPosted: 2010.09.06(Mon)10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with unissuh
I think I need a bigger tank......
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Joined: 26 Jul 2009
Location: Sac,Ca USA

PostPosted: 2010.09.07(Tue)4:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a little tip to help you catch a snail.Take a plastic soda bottle(16 oz or smaller),poke holes big enough for a snail to get in and small enough of your fish not to get in it.Put food in it(fish flake or any fish food) and weight it down with small rocks of gravel.Place it on the bottom of you tank and wait.I have done this a couple times after buying plants and it usually takes 2-3 days to catch them all.
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