Mystery Snail Laying Eggs?

SuperMon

Member
Noticed my snail next to egg sac like object, but its below water and they don't look like the s I researched for a clutch to look like. Are these infertile eggs? Should I remove them or move them above the water line? New to snails . . .I know they can reproduce even when the lone snail, I had another snail a month ago (died), so I'm not surprised of the presence of the clutch, but I think it looks odd compared to photos of white round eggs. My snail is busy making another cluster . . .
 

Cheesecake

Member
That brown thing on the glass? If that is what your talking about, then I'm going to say those are leftovers

P.S. Welcome to Fishlore
 

Ohio Mark

Member
I'm watching with interest...

I returned from a week's vacation to find two large lumps of tan-pink hard eggs on the lid of my tank and my fish-babysitter all worried. I have never even seen mystery snail eggs before, but can't figure out what else they could be...
 
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SuperMon

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Canaculus said:
That brown thing on the glass? If that is what your talking about, then I'm going to say those are leftovers

P.S. Welcome to Fishlore
Ooooo okay I thought snail poop was darker and usually stringy, I guess like fish poop. Okay no eggs for me thanks for the reply
 

Cheesecake

Member
Ohio Mark said:
I'm watching with interest...

I returned from a week's vacation to find two large lumps of tan-pink hard eggs on the lid of my tank and my fish-babysitter all worried. I have never even seen mystery snail eggs before, but can't figure out what else they could be...
Could you get a pic to make absolutely certain? It's almost 100% that's what they are. If you want to keep the babies, leave them where they are. They do best in the original egg-laying location.
 

Ohio Mark

Member
I don't have a camera or smart phone... I'm guessing the fish might devour the babies?
 

Cheesecake

Member
Ohio Mark said:
I don't have a camera or smart phone... I'm guessing the fish might devour the babies?
Maybe. What fish are they? I had Ruby Red Minnows in with my snail babies and they were mostly fine (with a casualty here and there).
 

Ohio Mark

Member
Some Bolivian Rams, cories, and a single male apisto.
 

Cheesecake

Member
That seems fine to me .
 

WTFish?

Member
Looks like poop! Lol
Ohio Mark said:
I'm watching with interest...

I returned from a week's vacation to find two large lumps of tan-pink hard eggs on the lid of my tank and my fish-babysitter all worried. I have never even seen mystery snail eggs before, but can't figure out what else they could be...
Cool, Mark! Wishing you luck, mine won’t reproduce.
 

Jimmie93

Member
You better get used to this snails will reproduce so much that after a while you have to start getting rid of them but those are eggs.
 

WTFish?

Member
Jimmie93 said:
You better get used to this snails will reproduce so much that after a while you have to start getting rid of them but those are eggs.
The above photo is not mystery snail eggs in my opinion, but poop!
 

Cheesecake

Member
Jimmie93 said:
You better get used to this snails will reproduce so much that after a while you have to start getting rid of them but those are eggs.
The brown thing on the glass are turds, dude.
 

Jimmie93

Member
WTFish? said:
The above photo is not mystery snail eggs in my opinion, but poop!
Yea I thought that gel looking stuff above the water might have been eggs but after looking again I think it's just slime.
 

ZEKE KING

Member
Looks like what my snails poop out after they've eaten a sinking algae wafer, usually when they are stealing from my BN pleco. I've had luck cutting down on everyone's waste by feeding them vegetables like spinach etc since it has less filler.
 

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