Mystery Eggs On Filter?

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Hi all~
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Doing a deep cleaning on my 10 gallon and I come across all these eggs???? on my filter. I have 3 Corys, 1 tetra, and 2 male guppies. There's one golden snail too. Are these Cory eggs or just some weird algae?

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They are either snail eggs or cory eggs
 

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Those look like some kind of pond/pest snail eggs. Corydoras eggs are white and not in clumps like that.
 

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OneLittleBubble said:
Its probably the mystery snail eggs then
Those aren't mystery snail eggs. They need a male and female, and also have these weird orange eggs sacs that are about an inch and a half long and are above the waterline, as the eggs can drown
 

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hmmm that's weird because most snail eggs look like that and she only has mystery snails
 

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Usually there are bladder snails, ramshorn snails somewhere in the tank, especially when there are plants.
 

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So basically she got some pest snails in the tank somewhere
 

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@margeratmurphy55 could you show us your full tank, and if you see any snails? pond snails can also breed without a mate too.

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So basically she got some pest snails in the tank somewhere
yup
 

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Just wondering are those pest snails bad or are they just normal snails
 

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Pest snails are an okay thing, they just breed and populate a tank when there is an abundance of algae and food. If you control the food, they will keep algae under control.
 
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FriarThomasIII said:
@margeratmurphy55 could you show us your full tank, and if you see any snails? pond snails can also breed without a mate too.
Here is the tank. Don't judge. It's been a busy month. Maintenance dat today so the filter is missing and algae galore.
It is quite possible that I might have gotten some hitchhikers. Haven't seen any other snails but my own though..
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What kind of tetra is that? And most tetra need to be in schools of about 5 to be happy and sound. And i'm guessing it's pond/ramshorn snails.
 

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FriarThomasIII said:
What kind of tetra is that? And most tetra need to be in schools of about 5 to be happy and sound. And i'm guessing it's pond/ramshorn snails.
Seems like Diamond Tetra to me ... I just bought the same ones today. And you are right they need 5 or more
 
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FriarThomasIII said:
What kind of tetra is that? And most tetra need to be in schools of about 5 to be happy and sound. And i'm guessing it's pond/ramshorn snails.
I'm really not sure. Unfortunately it was a fish I got when I just got back into the hobby and was a bit overzealous. I'm thinking I will donate it to my lfs because I don't have the adequate space to provide a school.

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Seems like Diamond Tetra to me ... I just bought the same ones today. And you are right they need 5 or more
Yes you are so right! On both of those things. Thanks for the ID. Gonna surrender it to my lfs so it can go to someone who can provide a school
 

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Well, I hope it's not what I am experiencing but the slimy part looks like the midge fly eggs that laid in my tank. If you start seeing bloodworms you'll know what you have. Especially with your tank being open. Have you noticed any small insects flying around your tank? They are attracted to light.
 

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MargaretMurphy55 said:
Yes you are so right! On both of those things. Thanks for the ID. Gonna surrender it to my lfs so it can go to someone who can provide a school
They are beautiful fish! But they look their best in school and they also probably feel more safe if their school. So good on you trying to provide better home for it
 

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Don't look like cory eggs!
 

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I have a million and one pest snails in my tank. Those are pest snail eggs. Remove them all or your tank will be overrun.
 
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Goldiemom said:
Well, I hope it's not what I am experiencing but the slimy part looks like the midge fly eggs that laid in my tank. If you start seeing bloodworms you'll know what you have. Especially with your tank being open. Have you noticed any small insects flying around your tank? They are attracted to light.
I have a glass cover on it, but a little bit of the back is exposed, so it very well could be. I hope not! That gives me the creeps just thinking about it...

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I have a glass cover on it, but a little bit of the back is exposed, so it very well could be. I hope not! That gives me the creeps just thinking about it...
And no insects in sight... hopefully I'm in the clear lol
 
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