What is this thing?

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What is this thing?

Postby spbreeder on Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:54 am

This was on the side of my tank this morning. What in the heck is it?[imgImage][/img]
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Postby Brad_608 on Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:21 am

wicked

let me know when ya find out :lol:
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Postby MattK on Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:04 pm

They look like snail eggs.

The last time my snails spawned in my tank, there were eggs everywhere.

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Postby snorulz on Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:35 pm

I had this on my tank about a month ago. I lasted a few days and then it dissapeared as quick as i came, you couldn't even see where it had been.
No idea what it was though.
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Postby BraenDead on Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:34 pm

Those are definately snail eggs - I forget which type of snails lay in this fashion, but you can check with Ron Shimek on RC for more info if you want.

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Postby spbreeder on Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:38 pm

Someone over there said that they thought they were cerith eggs. We'll see, if they don't all get eaten. What is the incubation period for snails?
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Postby jbartig on Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:20 pm

My Cerith snails lay eggs in paths like that all the time. They disappear in a few days. I've never noticed any new Cerith snails in the tank, so I'm either not providing the right environment for their development or they are getting eaten.

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Postby tapper of spines on Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:11 pm

My ceriths lay eggs in that pattern all the time. As mentioned by others, the offspriing do not appear to survive.

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Snail Eggs

Postby Toddah on Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:59 am

Take some rock rubble and cover the eggs to keep your fish away. They think these are a great treat. If they hatch you will not see anything for a while as they are really small and hard to see.
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Postby spbreeder on Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:38 am

Thanks, I'll try to protect them as best I can. Denise
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Postby MattK on Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:59 am

My ceriths did that too. I had eggs everywhere!

From the research I did at the time, it doesn't look like anyone has successfully raised ceriths to adulthood. It has something to do with their first phase in life where we don't have enough food of the right type to feed them.

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Postby spbreeder on Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:38 pm

Oh well, my kids think it is cool. It is shaped like an e so we are learning biology and the ABCs. :lol: Denise
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Postby snorulz on Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:36 pm

I went to clean my tank this morning and noticed a plot of this stuff in the corner. My snails must be busy to. :D
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Postby spbreeder on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:38 pm

It must be the season for snail love. :lol:
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Postby meisen on Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:18 am

Yeah, probably ceriths as I get that a lot in my tank. FWIW, I have found a couple tiny ceriths crawling around recently. Hard to say if they actually developed from the eggs or were just tiny ceriths coming in on a piece of coral or whatnot. In my old reef, I definitely had more snails than I started with but most of those were Stomatellas.....
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