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Old 12-14-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
 
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A couple of koi angels keeps eating their own eggs almost immediatly. Even tho they prepare (cleaning leaves, chasing tankmates, ...) for days. What cd be the reason?





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Old 12-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
 
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My cories ate their eggs when I didn't give them enough live food and frozen bloodworms. Maybe they are lacking a source of protein and or other meaty matter and that is why they are eating their own eggs.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
 
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It does not mean they lack proteins or anything else. They may not have learned yet how to take care of the eggs. First time spawners are very prone to this. Is it possible for you to keep the eggs in another tank instead? Use a movable vertical object. Terracotta pots, slates, half PVC pipe et al are fine.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 AM   #4
 
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Well my experience with cories and a friend of mines experience with Rams says that an improper diet can result in the parents of egg layers eating the eggs and not protecting them. While it could be inexperience, why not cover all the bases and provide them with the proper conditioning diet to cover all the bases?
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
 
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Sounds plausible that they do not know what to do next after the eggs are laid, since they're not adults yet (abt 8 months i think). Happened twice that i saw them lay and eat. Their tankmates keep their distance...water values: ph 7, dh 7, temp 27.
Unfortunatly i cant move the plant to my other tank cos its inhabited by a gourami community.
My fish get a very varied diet.... brine shrimp (live and frozen), daphnia, larvae, flake.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #6
 
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My cories ate their eggs when I didn't give them enough live food and frozen bloodworms. Maybe they are lacking a source of protein and or other meaty matter and that is why they are eating their own eggs.
That's interesting to know because my cories didn't eat their eggs the first time they spawned, and the next time, when I was no longer feeding bloodworm, but feeding brine shrimp instead the ate them up immediately. I guess I'm going to have to atart feeding bloodworm again.

With cichlids they are prone to doing this if they are not experienced with raising young. They may just need time and practice.
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