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Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding Eggs everywhere, how did that happen? Will it be albino or wildtype?

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Old 3rd November 2005   #1
kate
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Last week we found a cluster of white egg-looking things pushed out of the water on the side of the tank. They are filled with goo, but have not changed since they were put there. Then yesterday we found another cluster just the same, but ABOVE the first. What could these eggs be, and how the hell did they get above the first lot? My axies are only small and young too. Thanks for your help



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Old 3rd November 2005   #2
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could be snails.



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Old 3rd November 2005   #3
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a pic would help a lot (if possible)



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Old 3rd November 2005   #4
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small and filled with goo.... i have no clue maybe posting pictures would help



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Old 3rd November 2005   #5
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These sound like apple snail eggs (provided you have one or more snails in the tank). Snails in the apple snail genus lay thier eggs above the water line and when they hatch the snails fall into the water.

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Old 3rd November 2005   #6
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and from my experience you only need one snail!although the eggs are a sort of hardish gel lump,not goo.



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Old 3rd November 2005   #7
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My boyfriend will bring over his digital camera this weekend for a picture, ok? Click the image to open in full size.
As for the idea of snails, we have already had baby snails develop, and thats without the clusters. Is there any way that these could be bad, or should i leave them be for now?



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Old 3rd November 2005   #8
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for now i would move them to another smaller container and watch them.



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Old 4th November 2005   #9
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If your axolotls are snail eaters, I wouldn't bother removing the eggs (think "nice crunchy snack"). If they don't eat snails, you can easily end up with an infestation, and should probably remove the snail eggs.



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Old 4th November 2005   #10
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are you sure they can eat snails?



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Old 4th November 2005   #11
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Cynthia's Axolotl... oh, I don't remember which one eats snails if given the opportunity. I think she says it actively hunts them if they end up in the tank Click the image to open in full size.

I think that's pretty cute.



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