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    I have in my 55G 1 bluegill, Fathead minnows, mosquitofish, 2 local freshwater snails.
    The mosquitofish were caught locally and added today.

    One of these blobs (the lower one) with the golden "eggs" appeared around 6pm...a second one (the one at top) appeared about 2 hours later.
    would these be eggs from one of the species of minnows or some other freshwater tag-along that I may have caught with the fish?
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    answer to my own question: freshwater snail eggs.
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/drosera1/fish/worms.htm
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    I have no experience with local freshwater fish, but that slime around the eggs and the fact that they're on the glass had me thinking snail eggs. Glad you could find your answer!

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    Thanks Drew. I had a feeling they weren't fish eggs since they were on the glass but I've never had a snail lay eggs so it was a first.
    by my count..They depossited around 70 eggs between the two blobs...way too many snails for my taste.

    Time to scrub the glass.
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    I would agree, those look like snail eggs to me as well
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    Your bluegill might like few snails for a snack.

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    Yes he would!... I've got him eating cichlid pellets, flakes and bloodworms but he loves his live food too ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhook View Post
    I had a feeling they weren't fish eggs since they were on the glass
    Corys lay eggs on glass, mine do it all of the time
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    I've never had a cory lay eggs either to know the difference..

    overnight it looks like a couple more blobs of eggs pooped up
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