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post #1 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Fish eggs spotted.

Hi,

I have just spotted some fish eggs on the underside of some of the leafs. I am not sure from which family. ( zoom into LH leaf in photo to see eggs )
Can someone give me advise on how to look after them as I am sure they will be eaten when they hatch.
I have neon tetra, blue tetra and river hatchet fish that might lay eggs. See photo.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 12:40 PM
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There's a good chance they'll get eaten before they hatch.

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-12-2013, 11:13 AM
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I'm surprised the eggs haven't been eaten already. All of the characin fish in the photo are egg scatterers, meaning the female with a male will enter a thicket of plants and the eggs are expelled into the water as the pair hover side by side; the eggs are sticky so they tend to adhere to the plants. Usually, the other fish in the tank know what is going on, and will be waiting to gobble them up.

The only way to save the eggs and fry is to remove them. This can be to another small tank, or into one of those mesh breeding nets that can hang in the main tank at one end. Water has to circulate around the eggs or they may fungus, and the mesh net will provide this.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-12-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if they are snails eggs.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-12-2013, 03:23 PM
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I was wondering if they are snails eggs.
Are there snails in the tank? The eggs I can see on the leaves are certainly not those of the small snails like pond or bladder or ramshorn (which would be very tiny and in a mass like gelatin), but if you have larger snails they might be, I don't know.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-13-2013, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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No just small snails and the eggs have gone already.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-13-2013, 03:34 AM
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Hmm..I think those are fish eggs...

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-13-2013, 10:35 AM
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I agree. Aside from the size, snail eggs to my knowledge are not eaten by fish, at least not the fish you mention.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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