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Re: unknown eggs : I feel like a moron

> Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:48:17 -0400
> From: "Matthew R. Sprague" <mspragu2 at twcny_rr.com>
> Subject: unknown eggs
> I have some unusual eggs that have appeared in my new 55 gallon planted tank.
> These eggs are about 3 to 4 times the size of an osmocote pellet. They are
> single eggs and evenly dispersed around the tank. They are clear on the outside
> with a flesh colored embryo inside. The inhabitants of the tank are as follows.
> 1 Farlowella (acus or gracilis)
> 3 Black Mollies  (live bearers so they are ruled out)
> 6 Siamese algea eaters 
> 8 Otto's ( two different species very distinct from one another)
> 3 Corey cat's
> 1 Chinese algae eater 
> 8 ghost shrimp 
> 12 MTS (maybe these are from them?)
> None of the inhabitants are protecting or caring for these eggs. The MTS are
> not eating them so they are my first guess as to being the parents. I thought
> most snails lay eggs in clutches but I'm not sure. Anyone have any ideas?
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These things look like osmocote pellets because they are osmocote pellets. I
guess the MTS must have brought them up from the bottom of the substrate. 
Thanks to Eric for pointing this out to me via email.