White Spots

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by SunnyP, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. SunnyP

    SunnyP Member

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    I have just found white spots all over the bogwood in my tank today. Not sure what they are exactly but I have seen an increasing number of snails on the glass over the last week. I have a pic to show what the white spots look like.

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    Any suggestions on what these white spots are would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. vauxhallmark

    vauxhallmark Member

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    Nerite snail eggs?
     
  3. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Thats what they look like, although mine never hatched as I believe they need a bit of salt in the water.
     
  4. SunnyP

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    Sorry for the late reply. Cheers for the info on the white spots.

    I found more are appearing and the loaches are failing to their daily chores. I have added a pic of the snails appearing. It is on the end of the thermometer.

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  5. enviroman

    enviroman Member

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    They look like nerite snail eggs to me too , but the snail in the picture looks like a type of ramshorn to me.
    Here is a pciture of a zebra nerite, I had lots of white eggs in my tank after I added three of them.
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  6. SunnyP

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    I haven't seen any nerite snails wandering about just ramshorn snails. Most of the ones i have seen are small newly hatched ramshorns ( the shell is still quite soft and colours have not fully pigmented).

    Not seeing a huge increase at the moment. Just the same ones wandering about.
     
  7. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I have a problem with ramshorn snails myself, I go hunting twice a day (once in the morning and on an evening) to try and get rid of them. It's difficult to get rid and I've not managed it myself.
     

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