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Can someone tell me if these eggs look fertile???

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Can someone tell me if these eggs look fertile???
Old 11-20-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
 
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Can someone tell me if these eggs look fertile???


This is my German Rams second batch of eggs. The last ones looked like this, and I don't think they were fertile, and they ate them.

Any feedback from this picture. The male and female take turns watching them and caring for them. Very fun to watch.

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Old 11-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
 
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It is too hard to tell the picture needs to be closer
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
 
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It is too hard to tell the picture needs to be closer

The light is off on the tank. I can post another pic tomorrow, and get closer. Thanks. Anyone else have thoughts about this?

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
 
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I can't get a closer picture. I thought Byron said once, that the male doesn't really look after the eggs, but with my pair, it's the male who is taking a much more active role. I'm not thinking the eggs are fertilized, and it's like the female knows it, and is not doing much, but the male is closely guarding, chasing the Cardinals away etc.

It will be what it will be, I'm not taking the eggs out, or doing anything special.

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Old 11-21-2011, 11:58 PM   #5
 
unfertilized eggs tend to turn white very quickly. Its hard to tell if the white in the pic is from the lighting or is actually the eggs. If they are unfertilized the parents won't guard for more then a day or two normally.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
 
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Yep, they've eaten them again. You were right on. I noticed the female first stopped caring for them, than this morning, the male wasn't and I saw some eggs already missing. Just got home, and they're all gone.

Oh well, I guess they just keep trying to get experience to get it "right".

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #7
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I'd be a bit worried if all of the eggs are infertile each time they spawn, you should see a noticeable difference after 24 hours of some infertile eggs mixed with the fertile eggs. Keep an eye on their spawning maybe one of the pair is is completely infertile or the conditions of the water arent right for the eggs. Or maybe the male just sucks at fertilizing the eggs and like others said some experience will solve the issue.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #8
 
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I'd be a bit worried if all of the eggs are infertile each time they spawn, you should see a noticeable difference after 24 hours of some infertile eggs mixed with the fertile eggs. Keep an eye on their spawning maybe one of the pair is is completely infertile or the conditions of the water arent right for the eggs. Or maybe the male just sucks at fertilizing the eggs and like others said some experience will solve the issue.

I think the male "sucks" at fertilizing. He is so cute though, he seems so committed to the eggs, even more so than the girl. I would like them to have babies, but they are young, and there is no hurry. I think my water should be good. Temp is only at 82-83, which I would raise if I was wanting them to breed. I have 0 nitrates, which is very exciting, because that has just begun to happen, so I feel I have a good balance of plants, bio-load etc. I do water changes each week. The ph is 6.3 and of course, I have no ammonia or nitrites.

Thanks for your funny comments about this whole event!

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #9
 
Put the eggs int othe fishbreeding net and wait: I am sure these eggs are fertilized. I collected my gouramis eggs from the heater ( they lay eggs on it and after that placs or they themselves just have a nice lunch). I noticed that and collected the eggs ito the fish breeding net which I attached to the end ofthe same aquarium, and in 3 weeks the net was full of newly born babies. Not all of them survived due to my inexperience to change water in the tank but 4 grew up and now those todlers live in a separate aquarium devour snails and disturb peaceful paradise couple.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
 
Maybe it was just my pair but they took turns watching the fry and the male watched them more... I think those are infertile... Lovely male though, I haven't seen very many like him.
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