What On Earth Is On My Plant?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Cousincat, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Cousincat

    CousincatNew MemberMember

    Okay so I have a betta in a "quarantine 1.5 ish gallon tank (I know at least 2.5 I'm sorry ;_; but he won't be in there for long I swear) because he's going in a community tank [if he likes it]. Well I just saw this rn and I'm sort of freaking out at this point... I have a pothos plant in with him and that wasn't there when I added the plant... Does anyone know what it is. If no one knows I'm just taking him out cause I don't want anything harming him.
     

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  2. Jenoli42

    Jenoli42Well Known MemberMember

    those look like eggs of some sort... someone on here will probably be able to identify...
     
  3. Hunter1

    Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    Do you have any snails?

    I think you will soon.

    The ones i’ Seen are white, not pink but they look like snail eggs to me.
     
  4. Wraithen

    WraithenFishlore VIPMember

    Those appear to be eggs. I'm not sure what they are from though. I thought mystery and apple laid above the waterline. Nerite are definitely ruled out.
     
  5. Jenoli42

    Jenoli42Well Known MemberMember

    Lolz...that's exactly what i thought, but because the eggs are pink i didn't want to guess... prime suspect with live plants and random eggs appearing is snails :)
     
  6. Jenoli42

    Jenoli42Well Known MemberMember

    if it's true about mystery and snail laying above the water line, you may just have answered a question i hadn't posted yet @Wraithen ... so thank you!

    anyway, back to the OP's question...do you think it could be ramshorn eggs?
     
  7. Wraithen

    WraithenFishlore VIPMember

    I've never had ramshorn. I got infested with mts once and never saw any eggs, just an insane amount of eggs after my now 3yo fed a ten gallon with 1 fish an entire new can of flakes.
     
  8. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Doesnt look like the egg clusters ramshorns/pond snails leave. Their clusters are oval shaped and pretty hard to destroy/separate as they appear on the photo. I have touched quite a few lol.

    Most of the time the eggs are white/yellowish and turn brown when they hatch and develop their shell. Based on that photo I wouldnt say they are snail eggs but I could obviously be wrong.
     
  9. Triston Wasmund

    Triston WasmundWell Known MemberMember

    Well since its a small tank, you are able to take out the plant and whatever else you have in there and examine it very very closely, correct? Look at every square inch, and see if you find a snail or something of sorts. Give us an update :)
     
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    Cousincat

    CousincatNew MemberMember

    I'm at a loss guys lol. Ive had this pothos plant for a few weeks and I don't own ANY snails. It seems it was only on this one stem, so I don't have to keep the whole plant out at least. Still have no idea what it is
     

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  11. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah thats not snails. I would just take it off and put the stem back in the water again. Goodness knows whats that.
     
  12. Hunter1

    Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    After seeing those photos, i’m ruling out snails too.
     
  13. Crapapples

    CrapapplesValued MemberMember

    Could well be sporangia spores. I don't know a great deal about them but know they are quite often from ferms and part of the growing process

    Here's a pic of a land based fern with the spores - if the plant has been housed with a fern at present or beofre you got it, could be that but maybe not LOL. Hard to tell.
     

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  14. OP
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    Cousincat

    CousincatNew MemberMember

    Wow thats the closest thing Ive seen that matches what was on my plant. I suppose thats possible lol.
     
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  15. Crapapples

    CrapapplesValued MemberMember

    I could be totally wrong lol, but it looks very similar. I once saw them on a fern by a pond and thought they were something else alike insect eggs but your pics looks identical to the ones I saw - yes, I’d probably throw away also - just in case a load of beetles by h or something lol