White spots (snail eggs?)

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  1. sykes_33

    sykes_33 Astrea Snail

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    I have recently been seeing white dots on the glass of my 125g salt. From what I have heard in the past they are suppose to be snail eggs. I find when I scrub them off the center comes off first but after a few more scrubs the outter circle comes off. They are about the size of a human pimple and white. Nothing fancy or odd about it. Just wondering if I should scrap it or let nature take it's course.
     
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  3. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    yup sounds like snail eggs do you have any nerites in your tank?
     
  4. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    yep nerite snail eggs, nothing to worry about!
     
  5. sykes_33

    sykes_33 Astrea Snail

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    Some what?.. Soory new beginner.. I have mostly turbo snails if not 3 or 4 store bought snails. Do I leave it alone and let nature take its course.. i think leaving it alone will be self benifit because I won't have to buy more snails.. LOL
     
  6. sykes_33

    sykes_33 Astrea Snail

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    but I also read just now that it just won't happen and they won't hatch properly?
     
  7. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    eventually something eats them like hermits or they just disappear...mine do...they come in big spots and then go a few weeks/months later. If they bother you, you can scrape them off the glass, but they don't really do anything...
     
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  9. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    free coral food when the egg sacks get released into the water column
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those white dots might also be juvenile fan worms. Can you describe them a bit more or post a picture?
     
  11. sykes_33

    sykes_33 Astrea Snail

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    look like white dots.. nothing big or fancy..about the size of a pin head.. already scraped them so no pic available.
     
  12. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    these are the little guys causing the white bumps, unless you figured it was something else

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    are the dots like these?
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