04-20-2009, 04:57 AM
| || | It all started with these white worm things
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Ok this will sorta be long, but I think that I should start at the beginning.
It all started when I was seeing if my female "zebra" convict and her mate, a pink convict, had layed any eggs yet. When I saw that they had I was like really happy and stuff, but then I saw these white worm looking things on the glass...I know this may sound really...dumb, but what first came to mind was, "omg is that Edward's sperm(the male...obviously) but like a second later I realized that it couldn't be and began to look it up.
I think now that it's planeria and now know that it was because after I moved their batch into another tank before I found dead baby fish bodies...and I think that, that is where it came from. Now I paniced and started removing rocks from the aquarium so that I could clean the gravel on one side of the tank away from the babies...but this 5-6 inch chinese sucker fish freaked(understandably) and went straight to my pair's bell and the eggs got all flun around.
I regret what I did greatly and even though it was my fault I've removed the sucker from the tank to a different one. I also took out the male and two other lil baby convicts and put them into a bucket, and then waited for the water to settle. I left the mother in there and right away she started gathering her eggs up and putting them back into the bell. as she was doing this I sifted and cleaned the gravel on the opposite side and wiped off as many of those things that I could. The pair have retrieved an easy 75% of their eggs and they are safely inside the bell Now my question is will the remaining eggs after they hatch eat them or are those white things harmful to the future baby fish?
Last edited by Convict89; 04-20-2009 at 05:03 AM..