Jump to content

Nerite Snail Eggs


pctomgirl
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello! I recently just got into aquarium plants and some of them have some Nerite snail eggs attached. Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of them? Letting them run down the drain feels wrong somehow.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

In freshwater nerite eggs are not viable. They cannot hatch.  However be certain they are nerite eggs which are safe to go down the drain but stick pretty fast to whatever they are on. 
 

If they are gelatinous masses those are a variety of invasive snail eggs. Ramshorn, pond, bladder etc. those need frozen or doused with hydrogen peroxide or soaked in seltzer water. They get into water treatment plants and wreak havoc. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/18/2024 at 10:53 AM, pctomgirl said:

Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of them? Letting them run down the drain feels wrong somehow.

A spudger should work. You can also use a stainless steel or metal tool, just be careful on some surfaces, knowing you'll leave some marks.

Not sure what you mean about removing them vs. The drain. I would encourage you to toss them in the garbage as opposed to the drain as a general rule for anything coming out of your aquarium.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/18/2024 at 12:58 PM, Guppysnail said:

In freshwater nerite eggs are not viable. They cannot hatch.  However be certain they are nerite eggs which are safe to go down the drain but stick pretty fast to whatever they are on. 
 

If they are gelatinous masses those are a variety of invasive snail eggs. Ramshorn, pond, bladder etc. those need frozen or doused with hydrogen peroxide or soaked in seltzer water. They get into water treatment plants and wreak havoc. 

They were hard shelled so I'm pretty sure they were nerite eggs but I ended up picking them off my plants and setting them in the trash just so I didn't mess up any plumbing.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...