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yup, look like bladder snail eggs

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Did a water change this morning and I counted 23 clutches ::wtf:: pray for me!

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feed less and you won't see as many appear :)

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fr499y wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:12 pm
feed less and you won't see as many appear :)
I fishless cycled and I think I may have used too much fish food. Hoovered it all up on the previous water change but I think it was already too late ROFL

No fish at the moment so I’ll skip feeding for a few days.

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put a slice of cucumber or lettuce in all the snails will head for it over night, and pick them out in the morning :)

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fr499y wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 13:41 pm
put a slice of cucumber or lettuce in all the snails will head for it over night, and pick them out in the morning :)
Thanks for the tip! I only have 2 adult snails and 1 juvenile at the moment. I’m just waiting on these eggs to hatch then I can set my trap :tongue:

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Can't you get them off the leaves before they hatch? ;)

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I did decide to remove most of them and found another 3 the next day! I think they’re plotting a coup ROFL

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Guerrilla snails eh.....??!!

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So I have lost 2 shrimp :(

Totally unexpected as they have been behaving normally and moulting full 'shells'.

I tested the water straight away and my nitrites are 0.25ppm. So far my testing has always been Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates all zeros.

Done a 20% water change yesterday and today but still showing the same reading. Ammonia and Nitrates are both still 0. I haven't fed for a few days. The one change is that a few of my ramshorn eggs have hatched. Could this cause a nitrite increase?

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