Nerite Snail Eggs

Junne

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It looks like Nerite eggs. The key to getting those off the glass is to do it right when you see them. If they harden, its takes a lot of work ( even with a razor blade ) to scrape them off completely. OR you can leave them alone but they take literally a year or so to fade away and then there's still residual on the glass.

The good thing is, they DO stop laying eggs after awhile. I have 3 Nerites who used to lay eggs everywhere - even on my Mystery snail
but after about 2-3 years, they stopped! Just like that. They are 6 + years old and have not seen a single egg from them!

nerite markings on ms.jpg
 

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They won't breed in freshwater. The eggs won't hatch, but the snails will lay eggs all of the time.

I have 8 nerites in a 37, and they have covered about 25% of the wood and I'm concerned that they might lay some eggs on my BN pleco!
 

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There's no time limit or anything. You can just remove them whenever they annoy you ; )
I'm lazy so I just leave mine in. It's not like the fish care.
 
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