Are these eggs?

klogue2

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Meant to post this last night but I was too tired to get on. Last night we moved the aquariums and set up the 55 (for the most part) but I had to take down and move and the 29 in the process. After getting everything but the heater reinstalled I noticed this:

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They look like little indented sesame seeds. Could these be eggs? If they are I'm kind of upset; I wasn't planning to breed anything but it would have been a fun experience.

Stocking is in my signature, plus 2 nerite snails. I'm thinking they're possibly the cory cat's eggs, but my corys are so young and small! About an inch long, give or take.

On another note, I did get to see a cory at the pet store laying eggs when I last visited. I haven't seen this behavior in my corys but maybe I haven't looked hard enough. Heck, these things were hidden anyways, how could I have seen them! The part in the picture is the back of the heater; I'd never have seen those until something like this happened.
 
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Matt B

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My guess would be dried out nerite or cory eggs. If it were the nerites, the eggs probably weren't viable anyway. I'm leaning towards nerites.
 
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Thanks I thought nerites too but didn't know if they lay in clumps or not, since I think mystery snails lay in clumps. But they're probably not viable because they do need salt to reproduce, right?
 

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Agree. Nerite eggs. They are almost impossible to remove from any surface! Will not hatch in freshwater which is why they are so popular.
 
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