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03-06-2019 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by Ratvan View Post
Please keep that name! I just imagine you spotting a load of eggs in the tank and being like "Dammit Jim!"

"The eggs are dead, Jim!" *Imagining startrek characters as snails.*
03-05-2019 05:39 PM
Old Dog 59 You three are incorrigible. I once had a dog I named Max and the name stuck right up until the day he had puppy's. I changed her name to Maxine, But My Mom, and Dad always referred to her, when I was around as Max. They did have a smile on their faces though.
03-05-2019 05:25 PM
bluesamphire Jim, short for Jimima.
03-05-2019 04:49 PM
Ratvan Please keep that name! I just imagine you spotting a load of eggs in the tank and being like "Dammit Jim!"
03-05-2019 04:31 PM
Old Dog 59
Originally Posted by TreebeardGoddess View Post
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I caught Jim laying eggs the other day...
JIM laying eggs???? You better rename the snail. nerite snails are not Asexual. But once mature the female will continue to lay eggs. Kind of like a chicken. SOOOOOO JIM???
03-05-2019 10:17 AM
TreebeardGoddess Yeah, I'm pretty sure I caught Jim laying eggs the other day...
03-04-2019 04:57 PM
Old Dog 59 Just read something very interesting on nerite snails. They do lay eggs quite often even in fresh water but the eggs will reach larva stage but will not hatch in fresh water. From the looks of what you are showing on the filter and intake these are defiantly nerite snail eggs that will never hatch.
03-01-2019 03:53 PM
TreebeardGoddess Thanks so much for the replies! Yes, I do have two Nerite snails, Jim and Dwight . I too read that they only breed in brackish water. Although if they will lay infertile eggs then that could be it.
The plants I got did have a couple of the small pond snails, which I removed. I tried to remove all of the eggs too, which were like a clear gel. I'm sure I didn't get all of them though since I've seen 4 snails out and about. That's what made me think they might be the babies.
I will definitely keep an eye on the water parameters!
Either way I'll try to update this thread with any new info.
03-01-2019 07:12 AM
Old Dog 59
two types of snail eggs.

Do you have nerite snails in the tank? The pictures aren't really clear but Pond snails eggs laid in a tank don't look like the pictures you posted.
Below are a sample of first pond snail egg cases and the second is of nerite snail eggs. It is uncommon but not to say it doesn't happen, nerite snails really only lay eggs in Brackish water not fresh. However they could have hitchhiked in on a decoration or plant. But you would have seen the actual snails before this in the tank.
03-01-2019 05:08 AM
Ratvan I think it maybe a Freshwater Limpet (A Gastropod), if so the population will explode in a month or so and then starve themselves out. Keep an eye on your Ammonia level if this is what they are.

Caveat, I've not personal experience with them but from what I've heard, I would recommend:
A) trying to remove their food source - difficult in a dirted tank but this is normally the route cause of problems such as this so I would normally say gravel vacuuming etc
B) manual removal - not the answer youre after I'm sure and you'll never get all the babies
C) assassin snails - could harm your other snail, also I heard they tend to ignore the limpets until they're large enough
D) accept it and move on
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