New snails in my nano ??

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  1. Apollo

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    Hi guys,

    Anyone had this appearing in their tanks before ?

    I introduced some local snails into my tank approx 1 week ago. Over the last few days I have seen these white spots appear on the back wall , glass , LR and on the back of some of the local snails. They appear to grow in numbers, by the day.

    They appear to have a hard outer casing/shell. I pried one off the glass last night with great difficulty. They feel hard with a squishy centre :lol:

    Very difficult to see what they are, even with a magnifying glass.

    Good or bad ?

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    Yeah, have loads of these eggs.

    Unfortunately they don't hatch, apparently need to be in similar conditions to an intertidal area for them to mature

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    Thanks Warr,

    So, I can just leave them be in other words ?
     
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    Yeah, some of your hermits and/or wrasses will eat them, so FREE food
     
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    Warr explain slowly way they don't hatch cant we make them hatch
     
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    they would need to be in the air, like in rock pools etc,
    well some mollusc eggs are like that
     
  8. Apollo

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    Yeah , I think you're right about that dallas.

    In any way , I don't particularly want to encourage the hatching of these snails.

    On the other hand, it may be an interesting challenge to see if they can be hatched :p
     
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    Correct JR, I am going put some of these snails in my overflow box and see if this gets some of the eggs to hatch
     
  10. ben lloyd

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    so it shute work if we move the rock with eggs just out of the water still under the lights and maybe to a place were there is some water splashing onto it.
     
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