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    Exclamation Please ID?

    Can someone please ID this for me!!!!:b12: every morning I find them on my glass and rocks and even on the snail shells. I think they are snail eggs, what do you guys think. they haven't hatched yet. The first batch was noticed about month and half ago.
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    can you take a pic with out the flash, all i can see is white.

    from the shape they look like baby stomatella snails but it is very hard to say with those pics.

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    hard to tell from that pic but chances are A4 is correct. night guys and great at cleaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by john rock View Post
    ... and great at cleaning

    thats the truth, you can't beat an algae eating snail that reproduces in our tanks.

    in case you can't get a better pic, here's a bit of a description.

    from in the tank they will look like a small nipple ( when babies, more like a fingernail as the grow ) and from the outside of the glass you should be able to see a small white ( sometimes with a darkish area in the middle ) foot that almost fills the shell.
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    ThX, thats what I thought it was, its all over my rocks and rear glass. How long before they hatch? How many is too many? I probably have around 60ish in my tank right now?
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    hmm ''all over rocks and rear glass'' I'm wondering if it is indeed these eggs.
    do you have any nassarius snails in your tank? they lays eggs like that but you'd need many of them to be as noticable as your stating. even the stomattela snails mostly stick to the rockwork in crevices and hide well during the light. I'm suprised as well that the fish haven't eaten up the visible eggs. can you click a better pic?

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    OK I 'll post some in the gallery. I suck taking pic..lol

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    How would i Post Pic on this thread? I cant post anymore on the gallery!

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    Use www.photobucket.com to upload your pics then post the pic from there

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    John Rock
    I agree with you that Stomatella Snails mostly stick on rockworks, but during the night you can find them on the glass and in my overflow. The eggs are attached firmly to rockworks, glass and on the snail shell.
    Iím surprised that the fish havenít eaten them too!!! I have pink tail Trigger, yellow Tang, Mandarin, sand sifter goby, six-line wrasse and two falls Perc.
    I have scraped some off and they do have some kind of membrane inside, and a semi hard shell. It is about the 3mm in size, and I only notice new batches in the morning.
    What is the incubation time?

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