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They seem pretty stationary. But some of them are dotish and some are more like lines?
sounds like worms to me even though i do not know much about them

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85.5% sure the stuff on the glass is algae forming or wormies like Otter suggested... However I do have a bunch of white "egg" looking things in my moss... Are these what the snail eggs would look like? Would the shrimp eat the eggs?



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it's possible they are baby snails since snails feed on algae. now as to what kind, i am not sure until they grow bigger. try brushing them off with a new unused "tool" (spatula or chopstick, etc) and see if they move, if they latch on or move on the moss to another place, they are some kind of living things. make sure you have never washed the "tool" with detergent, just wash it with hot water.

Or you can pick up the moss ball and dip it in tap water with a dash of table salt for a few (5 or less) minutes and see if they detach. Then you get most of them out this way. oh rinse in tap water thoroughly using your fingers to brush against the moss (wear gloves) but do not squeeze the moss ball after that.

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it's possible they are baby snails since snails feed on algae. now as to what kind, i am not sure until they grow bigger. try brushing them off with a new unused "tool" (spatula or chopstick, etc) and see if they move, if they latch on or move on the moss to another place, they are some kind of living things. make sure you have never washed the "tool" with detergent, just wash it with hot water.

Or you can pick up the moss ball and dip it in tap water with a dash of table salt for a few (5 or less) minutes and see if they detach. Then you get most of them out this way. oh rinse in tap water thoroughly using your fingers to brush against the moss (wear gloves) but do not squeeze the moss ball after that.
I didn't get much of the "spots" off of the Moss; but that's alright. I'm sure it'll be fine and I can deal with anything that comes.
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Pond Snail removal is as easy as dropping a slice of zucchini or cucumber in the tank at night and removing it in the morning. Repeat till the slices come out snail free. This is the easiest and least harmful way to remove them.

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Pond Snail removal is as easy as dropping a slice of zucchini or cucumber in the tank at night and removing it in the morning. Repeat till the slices come out snail free. This is the easiest and least harmful way to remove them.
Wow! I had no idea about that, thank you.
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Pond Snail removal is as easy as dropping a slice of zucchini or cucumber in the tank at night and removing it in the morning. Repeat till the slices come out snail free. This is the easiest and least harmful way to remove them.
Thanks for the suggestion, this is a much better alternative than my salt idea.
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