Snail Eggs on Bog Woood! Help 

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OK I had a piece of bog wood in a tropical tank a few years back, we had a TERRIBLE little brown snail infestation and the bog wood was COVERED in eggs!
so I took it out without cleaning it and put it in a bucket in my garage for a 1 year or so.
Now I have setup a 33 gallon coldwater and I wanted to put the wood back in the tank, I noticed that the eggs had hardened and stuck to the wood
so I boiled it and scrubbed it with a ruff edged sponge.
when I put it in the tank I noticed that I did not get them all of and they seemed to have reconstituted!
I'm worried they are going to hatch! are they dead? can they come back again?!
 

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Good morning,

I have moved your thread to the Freshwater Invertebrates/Snails section of the forum.

I don't think they will hatch. Usually once they've been laid and they haven't hatched within 16 days or so they aren't viable.

We'd love some photos

Ken
 
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I put the wood in the tank yesterday!

Thanks! I have just set the tank up and am in the process of aquascaping it so I will upload some pics when everything is complete!

I've merged your posts since they were back to back.
Thanks!
Ken
 

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I'll be looking forward to your photos!

Ken
 
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thanks!
 

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Snails are harmless and beneficial for the tank. They won't eat your goldfish. Relax. lol

Oh, and I would love to see photos of the tank!
 
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