How should I get rid of my Ramshorn snail eggs?

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I have a 5gallon tank with a Ramshorn and some cherry shrimp. The other day I noticed something that I'm pretty sure are eggs, but are quite small. However, my family and I don't particularly want any baby Ramshorns as I have heard they are quite prolific. How should I encourage the shrimps to eat them and what is an effective way to get rid of Ramshorn eggs?
 

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The shrimp won't eat the eggs. It's best to remove them manually.

The adults will keep laying eggs, even if you remove that cluster.
 
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The shrimp won't eat the eggs. It's best to remove them manually.

The adults will keep laying eggs, even if you remove that cluster.
Thanks, but how should I get rid of them? Do I scrape off the eggs, or squish them or something?
 

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Thanks, but how should I get rid of them? Do I scrape off the eggs, or squish them or something?
scrape them off, from what I remember when I had them they do peel off quite nicely :) I wouldn't try to squish them, taking them off in one go will be definitely faster
 
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scrape them off, from what I remember when I had them they do peel off quite nicely :) I wouldn't try to squish them, taking them off in one go will be definitely faster
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Also, for how long will the single ramshorn keep laying eggs? I read somewhere that they are hermaphrodites, and can and will propagate if alone to bring the population up. Is there a way to keep them from doing this or am I going to have to go egg hunt every time I clean my tank.
 

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Asolene spixi (striped apple snail) is a wellknown snail eggs eater and also a good detritivore ;)
 
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