Mystery Eggs On Filter?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by MargaretMurphy55, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. MargaretMurphy55

    MargaretMurphy55New MemberMember

    Hi all~
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    Doing a deep cleaning on my 10G 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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    They are either snail eggs or cory eggs
     
  3. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

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

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  5. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    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
     
  6. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    hmmm thats weird because most snail eggs look like that and she only has mystery snails
     
  7. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

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

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    So basically she got some pest snails in the tank somewhere
     
  9. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

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

    yup
     
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  10. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    Just wondering are those pest snails bad or are they just normal snails
     
  11. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    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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    MargaretMurphy55

    MargaretMurphy55New MemberMember

    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.. 1524505565688161273208.jpg
     
  13. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  14. 123

    123Valued MemberMember

    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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    MargaretMurphy55

    MargaretMurphy55New MemberMember

    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. :(

    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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  16. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  17. 123

    123Valued MemberMember

    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 :)
     
  18. Swampgorilla

    SwampgorillaValued MemberMember

    Don't look like cory eggs!
     
  19. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921Well Known MemberMember

    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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    MargaretMurphy55

    MargaretMurphy55New MemberMember

    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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