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zeketaz
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I found some really small white round specs on one of my java fern leaves and I am wondering if it's snail eggs.
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they usually are grouped together and gelatinous looking with a speck of white or yellow for each developing snail. if you arent wanting snails i suggest you pick the clutch of eggs off gently and throw them in the trash. you can either take them off in the tank of out of the tank. but try not to flush them or put them down the sink as if the hatch they may be harmful to the ecosystem.

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Hmm that's definitely not what the spots on my plant look like. The spots on my plants are round and in a row. I found them on two other leaves now also. I have 2 kuhli loaches, and 2 glow light tetras. Could it be one of those fish eggs?
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Kuhli eggs are very pale green and a millimetre or two across. I'm pretty sure they aren't sticky.

I expect the glow lites are egg scatterers, though I could be wrong, so that would be unlikely.

Could it be part of the leaf iself?

Any chance of a photo?

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I don't have a camera. I don't think it's part of the leaf but I could be wrong. I looked at the plants again and there were more spots scattered on more leaves on top this time. Since I can't take a pic and have absolutely no clue what they are so I will wait and see. If it is eggs of some sort how long should it take for them to hatch if they are fertile?
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Neither kuhlis nor glowlights lay adhesive eggs in rows. If they are eggs, they should hatch within a couple days to over a week, probably, but based on the description I doubt they are. Not sure what they would be.

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if they were pest snails they would have hatched by now... have they?

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I don't know I went out of town Friday case my grandpa is expiring fast and he had never seen my kids before and I just got home last night. I will check them as soon as my eyes decide to wake up.
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What was the color of eggs?
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They were white
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