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Tears are Salty
01/12/2016, 07:47 PM
Hello all,

I have a fairly new 60g reef tank with a lettuce sea slug in. Where the sea slug has been hanging out, there is now this. Are these eggs? It looks like a worm, but when I hit it with the vaster feeder, it broke & didn't squirm away. It's stuck to the glass.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=338933&stc=1&d=1452653194

HowManyClowns
01/12/2016, 07:50 PM
Could be sea hare poop :-)

Tears are Salty
01/12/2016, 07:51 PM
Could be sea hare poop :-)

Thank you for replying :) I don't have a sea hare though. Haha

Tears are Salty
01/12/2016, 07:52 PM
It reminds me of a very dense version of snail eggs...except circular...& well defined. Ok, maybe it's nothing like snail eggs. I'm grasping at straws here. Lmao

Tears are Salty
01/12/2016, 08:02 PM
Ok, maybe I should google before panicking. Haha It is sea slug eggs. I honestly don't know how it happened bcos I only have 1. I also wish I wouldn't have blasted it with the baster feeder now. Well, I guess we'll see what turns up.

hotelbravo
01/14/2016, 03:36 PM
there does not need to be 2 for there to be eggs. take the chicken for example. hens lay eggs all day long regardless of the presence of roosters

ginpang
01/15/2016, 05:38 PM
+1 for eggs ribbon shaped eggs are typical of nudibranch

BlueCat1949
01/16/2016, 05:17 PM
Nudibranchs are hermaphroditic and typically deposit their eggs in a gelatinous spiral.

ginpang
01/16/2016, 07:02 PM
https://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.southernshores.net.au/beachcombing/images/Hare_eggsL.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.southernshores.net.au/beachcombing/archives/marchf.htm&h=320&w=480&tbnid=rhCTasD-yNA0VM:&docid=azFXMjdK3d_XlM&hl=en&ei=2_WaVtT2FYj2-QGFyKv4DA&tbm=isch&client=safari&ved=0ahUKEwiU0OmP4K_KAhUIez4KHQXkCs8QMwguKA8wDw

Lol some are better than others at spirals!

reefiness
02/02/2016, 07:14 PM
it would help if you listed what livestock you have in your tank.

ginpang
02/05/2016, 06:29 PM
it would help if you listed what livestock you have in your tank.


+1 could be a hitchhiker from a coral you bought recently ...
Also could've hitchhiked from a " mature" piece of live rock ....

Sully72
02/26/2016, 05:24 AM
I'm thinking it came from a hitchhiker as well.