Some sort of eggs maybe?

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Dan Crawford, 17 Jan 2009.

  1. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Hi folks, i've just noticed these on my Mini Landscape rocks, they are kind of hard and less than 1mm in length. I have know idea what they could be. The only inhabitants are Crystal Red Shrimp. ANy ideas?
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  2. Thomas McMillan

    Thomas McMillan Member

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    I don't know... Can eggs become unattached from shrimp?
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    i have loads of these in my 38L tank, all i have is one apple snail, 5 ottos and 4 white clouds and they were in there before those inhabitants were introduced. something must put them there. they never turn into much.
     
  4. Superman

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    I've got a few similar instances on the stems of my crypts. They never turn into anything.
    Maybe it's some strange poo?
     
  5. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    I've got those, I assumed they were nerite eggs... now I'm not so sure! :?
     
  6. Garuf

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    they look alot like fresh water limpets to me. google them they might be one and the same.
     
  7. Egmel

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  8. Fred Dulley

    Fred Dulley Member

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    That's what I thought.
    I have them too.
     
  9. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Thats a good point folks, it could well be, there "should" be a nerite in there but i aint seen him for a q
    while. Thanks for thats guys.
     
  10. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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  11. Voo

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    I had the same thing all over my bogwood few years back, they were nerite eggs. Good luck with them, they're a real pain to get off. Won't come off with a light scrub!
     
  12. TDI-line

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    I've got loads of those Dan, there Nerite eggs for sure. ;)

    By the way, why is your rock purple, are you going Marine with your algae?
     
  13. aaronnorth

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    I'm glad you asked that, i though it was my computer screen going crazy :rolleyes:
     
  14. Themuleous

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    Yep, nerite eggs.

    Sam
     

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