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eggs?

Posted by Melle_Sacto Z9/Sunset 14 CA (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 12, 05 at 19:12

I have a 35 gal with 2 moores (about 7 inches and, as far as I could tell, both male) and 2 dojo loaches (about 2 1/2 inches). Cleaned off algae and changed some water today, noticed what appears to be slightly greenish (but clear) eggs on the tank wall near the bottom. They are in a cluster of about 20 and each "egg" is approximately 1 mm in diameter. No other fish in the tank though I added two bunches of anacharis about a month ago. Any ideas?


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eggs no longer

Whatever they were, they're gone today.


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RE: eggs?

I'd be guessing but there are a number of fish that will attach eggs to almost any somewhat flat surface, but neither of the ones you mentioned does that as far as I know! I think in both cases the eggs are just scattered loosly almost anywhere around the tank where they settle into gravel or on a surface, but is it possible there are any snails in the tank?? They will attach their very small eggs to surfaces, and the fish may have eaten those!!


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RE: eggs?

Yes I've read on the internet that goldfish and loaches are egg-scatterers. It is possible they were snail eggs but I have never seen a snail in there. I used to have a trapdoor snail in another tank but it died. I did move the java fern, wood and rocks from that tank to this tank.


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RE: eggs?

After reading one web site however, it did say that loach eggs will stick to surfaces , so it's possible I guess, though most likely they'd look like they were in a random pattern on the glass, and I think most snail lay their eggs in straight lines , since they don't manuever so easily as other animals.


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RE: eggs?

I think the mystery is solved! Tonight I saw a snail "circling" around on what looked to be another mass of eggs. I suspect it got into the tank with the anacharis I purchased. I washed the anacharis pretty well but not thoroughly enough. The snal looks about 1 cm in diameter, probably a pond snail. I hope my loaches eat the eggs and any babies that hatch, I don't want my beautiful java ferns decimated.


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RE: eggs?

*flags waving* congratulations...i hvae been following with suspense :)


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RE: eggs?

Anyone know how I determine if it is a pond snail or a ramshorn? It does not look like pond snails I have seen in the past.


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