Nerite Snail Eggs

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So I had one nerite snail that started laying eggs on a few places around the tank. I was ok with that but still wanted to have them help clean the glass and plants more from all the algae. So I got 2 more thinking no more eggs would be laid than there already were. Wrong, there are eggs all over virtually every surface in the tank and it bothers me to no end. Does anyone know a trick to stopping them from laying eggs? I think I got 1 maybe 2 more females. If there’s no way to stop them how do you remove them? When will they come off on their own? Any ideas welcome.
 
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They are very strong eggs so I suggest living with them. I think it makes it look pretty natural. You could use a corner of a razor blade to pluck them off the surfaces they laid them on but be very careful not to break the razor or even worse cut yourself. If they are on the glass you can use an expired gift card but you will still see a tiny white ring from them. Good luck!
 
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Thanks I think I will just wait it out. They aren’t too bad I was just wondering if there was something I could put in to pop them off.
 
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JakeDfish said:
Thanks I think I will just wait it out. They aren’t too bad I was just wondering if there was something I could put in to pop them off.
The glass and intake tubes aren't too hard to remove the eggs from its the driftwood and rocks that become difficult but they eventually soften up and you may be able to take a tweezer or even a wood skewer and pop em off. I actually miss seeing my nerite snail eggs. Everyone has their own preference I guess
 
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Ya for sure. I will let them just sit there then. Thanks
 
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JakeDfish said:
Ya for sure. I will let them just sit there then. Thanks
If you trade in the nerites for a single mystery snail then you won't run into that issue-- I currently have eggs EVERYWHERE from my nerites and don't plan on removing them from the rocks or wood because like I said, EVERYWHERE. It's a lost battle in my opinion haha, sorry to say.
 
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I might hatch a few for profit. I will try and since I have hundreds I can just try until I get it right.
 
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JakeDfish said:
I might hatch a few for profit. I will try and since I have hundreds I can just try until I get it right.
They will only hatch in brackish or salt water, unfortunately. You just get the eggs
 
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LHanna61 said:
They will only hatch in brackish or salt water, unfortunately. You just get the eggs
Yes I know. I will take a rock or piece with a lot of eggs on it and move it to a saltwater tank.
 
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