Little spots on the glass?

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  1. AndreM

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    Hi there,

    Does anyone know what this could be? Saw it on the front of the glass this morning, wasn't yesterday evening before the lights went off.

    The photo was taken just now, at 5:30pm, there was a lot more of them earlier today, it looked more dense.

    Not sure if this is all relevant, but I have a maroon clown, four chromis, a foxface, a scooter blenny, a bicolour blenny, a flame hawkfish, two cleaner shrimp, two peppermint shrimp, a decorator crab, two red legged hermit crabs, two electric blue legged hermit crabs, two types of turbo snails, nassarius snails, a rose bubble tip anemone, zoas, mushrooms, an elegance coral, a frogspawn, a hammer coral, a meat coral, a short and a long tentacle plate coral and xenia, lots of xenia.

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    Snail eggs, I would say
     
  4. AndreM

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    Now that you mention it, I did notice one of the Nassarius snails on the glass around that spot last night after the lights were out when I took the dog out. It was quite strange since usually I only see them digging around in the substrate.
     
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    Yip, snail eggs.
    You might become a daddy...
     
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    Thanks guys,

    I just caught it in the act. Lights went out two hours ago, and I walked past the tank and saw a Nassarius snail on the front glass again, I looked closer, and saw this with my flashlight:

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    Amazing, all the new things you discover in your tank.
     
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    And you told me you had nothing wothy of the video competition...
     
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    Very good picture. Caught in the act. Act? Must have been boring.
     
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    Caught it in the act of leaving evidence on my glass! :)

    I don't think I can hold the phone and flashlight still long enough to capture any movement for a video. The snail didn't seem to move at all.
     
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    So do you think any of these will hatch and get a chance to become fully grown Nassarius snails? And if they do, will they cause trouble in my tank?
     
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    They will hatch and will have the chance to become fully grown. As I say, the chance. For sure not all of them will make it, but you should see at a later stage more snails in your tank. Trouble? Not at all.
     
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    Cool, thanks Marcel. Would the fish, shrimps and crabs eat these eggs?

    This morning there was a huge patch of them on the glass.
     
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    I don't think that the eggs will get eaten. The question is, how many snail babies can make it into the gravel. You will see and keep us updated.;)
     
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    An update.. :)

    I can't say that I saw any snail babies unfortunately, but, my snails laid eggs again, this time making a very nice pattern:



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    I had a whole bunch of pyramid baby snails "appear" out of no where, so yeah some will hatch!
     
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    How big are the adult snails?

    What happens if they hatch & die as there are literally thousands of eggs?
    (Suppose most dont make it far past the egg stage)

    Off topic but dont some members have web cams that can be closely focused onto the tanks
     
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