I recently added a Malaysian trumpet snail to my son's small tank for his triop (a water bug) and immediately started noticing a ton of what look like tiny grains of rice? From the research I've done, I understand they are live bearing, so these aren't eggs...are they poop? It is unbelievable how quickly it is producing them...I would say 100-200 of them in 24 hours. Hope someone here knows what it is - it is starting to drive me crazy because I can't find the answer anywhere! lol
Hi Brandils1, some pictures might help a lot. Sure they are Melanoides tuberculata? There are some snail species producing eggs like small rice grains, but not Melanoides........ . Are the grains attached to stones, glass or are they free floating? Regards, wolf
I'll try to take some pictures and figure out how to upload them here. I am not positive of the snail type - I literally know nothing about snails. But from pictures I've seen the actual body and shell look like a MTS. the grains are not attached to anything, they are just littered all over the floor of the tank. They do not float. And we had the tank set up for a couple of weeks prior to adding the snail, so I know it isn't from the triop that is in there as well. The only decorations are a plastic tree, some small natural aquarium rocks and some aquarium sand. Again - I can see that pics would be helpful. I'll try to get some on here soon.
Well - I just found a teeny tiny perfect little baby in there, so I guess they are definitely not eggs! lol Still don't know what they are, but that's okay. At least I know I am not throwing away dozens of potential snail babies
Did you ever figure out what this was? I started to see about breeding MTS and as I've found babies the entire tank is covered in this. I saw it floating every where and once I removed a decoration it was a blizzard