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Tracy 12-01-2006 11:09 PM

something very strange......
Tonight while feeding the tetras in my smallest aquarium (7 gallon hexagon), I noticed on the small lid that lifts up for feeding the fish, something very odd. When i lifted the little lid, on the inside of the lid, which is about 3 inches (or 8 cm) higher than water level, something stuck to the lid; it looks like baby corn (for lack of a better way to describe it). What is it??? It's firm, bumpy, and the first thing i could think of was "eggs", but is that possible so far from the water? Could there be some kind of parasite in the tank? Very strange..............

^angel^ 12-01-2006 11:11 PM

is it a snail?

Tracy 12-01-2006 11:41 PM

Nope, it's not any kind of fish or snail, just something stuck there.

girlofgod 12-01-2006 11:42 PM

thats weird....keep us posted!


Amphitrite 12-02-2006 06:10 AM

Are you able to post a photograph of it Tracy, and what size is it exactly?

jsm11482 12-03-2006 12:16 AM

i had a gooey, gel-like substance on one of my filter outputs - about the size of a "baby corn" ( :wink: )....but it eventually dissappeared or was eaten....i wonder if its the same thing....

tophat665 12-03-2006 08:49 AM

Sound like snail eggs to me.

Lupin 12-03-2006 08:53 AM

Re: something very strange......

Originally Posted by Tracy
It's firm, bumpy, and the first thing i could think of was "eggs", but is that possible so far from the water?

Unless you own golden apple snails, then it can't be their snail eggs. Apple snails tend to lay eggs outside the water.
I am positive that it is an apple snail that could lay eggs outside the water unless we have a strange alien roaming around.:dunno: :bluelaugh:

Tracy 12-04-2006 11:34 AM

I can't post a photo of it, I took it out of the tank. I do have a blue mystery snail in there, not an apple snail. And the 'baby corn' wasn't submerged in the water -- it was on the inside of the little lid that flips up to feed the fish. But yeah, it probably was some kind of egg thing. Because it was out of the water, it was 'hard', but when I broke it in half the little 'corn things' were gooey on the inside. Ewww........ The entire thing was about 2cms in length.

girlofgod 12-04-2006 12:11 PM

lol tracy

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