Little egg sacks

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  1. lappiesreef

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    Hey guys

    There are little egg sacks on my tank glass.
    They look like little gelly sacks with 4-5 little white eggs in them. There are 3-4 of the jelly things in a cluster and two clusters in the whole Nano.

    It is a 24G Nano with the following stock:
    1 Drawf Lion
    1 Mandarin
    1 four stripe Damsel
    1 blue devil damsel
    1 common clown
    1 bangaii cardianl

    Torch coral
    Radianthus
    Sun coral
    Tube anemone
    2 Tube worms
    1 turbo snail
    few unidentified snails
    4 Hermits
    2 cleaner shrimps

    Sorry I don't have a photo yet. Will try and get one tonight.

    The egg sacks appeared while I was at work yesterday.

    Hope ti is nothing bad like nudi's...
     
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    very interesting - please keep us updated
     
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    Without seeing them i would take a guess at snails
     
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    Or could be nudi.
     
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    Quite possibly, i doubt they could be id'd even with a good picture (unless they are in fact well known snails) but nudi's usually lay their eggs on the corals they munch.
     
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    I've been keeping an eye out for Nudi's at night with a torch and so far coudn't see any...

    I'll upload the pic's tomorrow.

    I'm not usre if there is even a pair of one particular snail except two limpets.
    The egg sacks are almost as big as a limpet (mine anyway). 4 mm or so.
     
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    O.K. here it goes. It is very hard getting a clear pic.
    This is the best I could do...
    I counted about six little white eggs in the one sack.

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    Hi LappiesReef - this won't be nudi egg-sacks. More likely some snails of yours.... Congrats... It's not often that snails lay eggs in a marine tank... happen much more often in f/water!
     
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    Thanks J! I was so scared there are nudi's hiding somewhere...

    Now to watch the eggs develop :p

    This nano is full of surprizes so far! I love it. I don't watch TV anymore. Just nano live...
     
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    Nice Lappies,

    I get that all the time in my nano. It's more than likely Cerith Snail eggs. I have literally dozens of tiny snails in my sump. They hatch readily.
     
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    Thanks Galibore

    Do you ahve a pic of what those snails look like? I am still trying to identify all the goodies I got with the Nano :)
     
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    What in the world is that slimy stuff on the rock at the bottom of the pic?
     
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    Good question I also don't know :whistling:

    It is hard and slimy to the touch. It is on one other rock as well...

    Leosha did say taht whe played with Coraffix without success. In the beginning I thought it might be the glue she tried...Now I'm not too sure, it might be alive :p

    Hope it is not a nasty...?
     
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    Hi Viper / LappiesReef - that's called chicken liver sponge (Chondrilla nucula)- I think.....
     
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    Unfortunately not, but google should have plenty :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    Is the chicken liver thingy good or bad?
     
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    I've been looking on the net and now I don't think it is cerith snail eggs

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    But this looks like mine
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    I think I have seen these around..
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    DOVE SNAILS (Anachis avara?)
     

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