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    What lays bright orange eggs?

    My wife just noticed this egg mass on the tank today. They look yellow in the first picture, but they look orange in person. I'm guessing they must be Nassarius snails because that's the only thing I know of that I have multiples of in that tank.

    This was taken from inside the tank.


    A little closer and from the outside looking in.

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    you happen to have a clownfish pair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    My wife just noticed this egg mass on the tank today. They look yellow in the first picture, but they look orange in person. I'm guessing they must be Nassarius snails because that's the only thing I know of that I have multiples of in that tank.

    This was taken from inside the tank.


    A little closer and from the outside looking in.
    Thank kinda looks like clown fish eggs


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    They do kinda look like clownfish eggs, but I only have one clown in the tank. Plus, I imagine clownfish eggs are larger - I know damsel eggs are - this whole cluster is only about 3/16th of an inch across.

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    Wow! Must be fire worm eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    Wow! Must be fire worm eggs.
    I hope you're wrong! Actually, I'm quite sure they're not, because I've seen fire worms (I think just regular bristle worms) spawn. You start to see little white puffs of "smoke" popping up all over the tank, so they don't lay their eggs on a surface.

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    I have no idea what that is. I was just picking. Probably a Clownfish or snail.

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    Just the blue lights are on over this tank now, and these eggs fluoresce just as bright as any coral. That seems very odd to me, and makes me wonder if it even is an egg mass, but I don't know what else it would be.

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    So they or it must have zooxanthella. What if it’s a species of coral? Or could it be that a snail ate some coral polyps and took a fluorescent dump? Wait...is that even possible.? Who knows... :-)

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