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post #1 of 23 Old 03-20-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Are these snail eggies?

I have give or take 13 snails in my tank (not on purpose... and they're all teeny!).

ANYways, they're all pretty tiny and I was wondering when they start reproducing and if these look like eggs, to you... I took two pics, but it's hard to take a good pic of such small thingies.

What do you think?

The right pic has one of the snails (they're all about that size) in the bottom left... He's actually bigger in the pic than he is in the tank.
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post #2 of 23 Old 03-20-2013, 03:13 PM
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I think snail eggs are clear but I'm not 100% on that.
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post #3 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 10:06 AM
Hiya,
Just wanted to add that I have pond, pouch, bladder, ramshorn, MTS and apple snails throughout my tanks and I often get then laying eggs. Honestly I have never seen bright red ones so I am totally stumped!, what kind of texture are they? Jelly etc?
Usually you can see separations within the egg sac of individual eggs and even embryos after a couple of days.

Do you know what type of snails you have?


Additional note : to anyone who reads my post and isn't a fan of having snails in tanks either on purpose or not on purpose that is totally fine but I am a fan of them and that is that :)

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post #4 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty sure they're pond snails... And I can't really see anything egg-like about the red patches...? I have No idea what they are!
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post #5 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 12:17 PM
They really are fluro red hey. Super strange! What kind of colouring our pattern is on the snail if any? / shape. I couldn't see it in the photo to be honest I didn't know where to look! Lol
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They really are fluro red hey. Super strange! What kind of colouring our pattern is on the snail if any? / shape. I couldn't see it in the photo to be honest I didn't know where to look! Lol
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You can't really see them in the pics I posted... Just a blurry snail foot!

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post #7 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 12:34 PM
perfect. Either a pond, pouch or bladder snail. Due to the patterns I say bladder. Many people and sites will say that they are the same thing but there are definitely slight differences between them.
However all of their egg sacs are the same. Its like a clear gelatinous mass usually in like a horseshoe shape or a some what horseshoe shape not as severely rounded so to speak. I'm sure you could google bladder snail eggs or pond snail eggs etc (ask exact same eggs layed appearance wise).

Any additional description as I put in post before might be helpful I really want to know what they are lol. What is in the tank other then your lovely bladder snails?

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post #8 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I googled bladder snails and I got a good "pond snail vs bladder snail" pic and description and I think you're right... They look more like bladder snails.

Now I'm completely confused as to what that red stuff is...??

Other than my (last count was 13) ninja snails, I have two Chinese Algae Eaters and a Betta in my 10gal. :) I *had* two beautiful plants, Ludwigia and Java Fern... But now they look more like a few, slightly leafy stems. They got chewed out pretty bad.
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Lol nice. I'm probably one of the few people who love snails. I love then in general. Land snails too. They are the most fascinating creatures ever. And I have to say this is the first time I've got to think about it with / for anyone else which is nice :)
Perhaps look up red dots in fish tank or just in tank, or bright red etc.
I love google! So useful its help me suss many a fish tank related query out :)
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post #10 of 23 Old 03-24-2013, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to keep bugging google... I was just hoping someone here might know what they were. :)
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