Shrimp Eggs, Or... What? Help

  1. Blue172

    Blue172 New Member Member

    I was completely cleaning out my 5.5 gal and while I was doing so, I found these weird squishy bubbles under my piece of driftwood. I've had the tank set up for about a month with only have a betta and a juvenile molly that I will soon give away, and two blue pearl shrimp. I'm fairly certain one of the shrimps was pregnant when I got them about a week ago, so that is the only explanation I might have.

    But there was a slime residue on pretty much everything in the tank, which is why I cleaned it all out, so maybe that has something to do with it? :/

    PH: 7.4
    Ammonia: 0 ppm
    Nitrite: 0 ppm
    Nitrate: 5 ppm

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  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Shrimomdont lay eggs. They carry the eggs with them until they hatch.

    That just looks like some sort of fungus.
  3. midna

    midna Well Known Member Member

    yeah, i think those are just slime bubbles, lol.
  4. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    You mentioned that you've had it set up for a month. There is a certain pathogen called cyanobacteria in many forms. That snotty slime is common on all types of driftwood. Fortunately they eat only a specific type of nutrient found in the wood and will soon starve themselves to death. So the slime will go away on it's own. Yours is actually a minor case. Boiling the wood nor anything else will help. You just have to let it run it's course. It's harmless other than the way it looks.