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downerbeautiful 06-30-2012 04:19 PM

Who laid these eggs, and why?
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I'm presuming they are eggs; certainly they are neither rice grains nor are they air bubbles.

I have a 72 gal. bowfront going through a mini-cycle (yea :roll: ), so I don't know why eggs would be a-layin' because no one is very happy right now.

I have an African Butterfly Fish, a Ghost Knife Fish, two Angel Fish, one Three Spot Gourami, one Mystery Snail, one Twig Catfish, and two Rainbow Sharks. There may be a couple small hitch-hiker snails in my tank, saday.

How should I get rid of these, these things?! What are they, and who laid them? I'd like for it to NEVER happen again.


Edit II: Holy Baby Jesus are those Angelfish Eggs?!

Edit: I really don't want a loach, but should I go and get one, moving my snail into... well, Mystery snail would have to be a thing of the past. I just dealt with a snail outbreak in my sump, and I'm dealing with one in my 29 gallon, but none of those snails laid eggs. Another hoard of snails is not not not kosher.

kitten_penang 06-30-2012 04:53 PM

why would you wanna get rid of them i think it's the angels.most of the time they eat it

Mikaila31 06-30-2012 05:55 PM

Should be pretty obvious that they are angel eggs. The parents should be guarding and fanning them

Christople 06-30-2012 06:25 PM

It is the angel fish, they make horrible parents so if you could try to rear the fry artificially

Mikaila31 06-30-2012 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Christople (Post 1135998)
It is the angel fish, they make horrible parents so if you could try to rear the fry artificially

lol true. They will probably eat the eggs by tomorrow morning though....

LyzzaRyzz 06-30-2012 08:41 PM

Arent angels hard to breed? Couldent you raise them and sell them to a lps? might make someones dream!

downerbeautiful 07-01-2012 01:01 AM

kitten_penang: I put my edits in the wrong order. I'd want to get rid of snail eggs, but I'll keep fish eggs. If nothing else, it's a good, free meal.

I bought my angelfish a couple months apart, and obviously from different batches, so I picked them out for their coloring. When I initially purchased them, I was a complete n00b, not just the bumbling id10t I am now, so compatibility was not something I was keen to consider. "Cool" was the name of the game. That being said, my fish have been a little brutal to one another since I got them (less so now they they're in the 72).

Because of the mini-ammonia spike, the snails in other tank and my sump, the lack of food (not fed since Tuesday afternoon), the bickering, and the 25% chance of selecting a male and a female, not to mention the odds of them pairing off, meant that I didn't consider the eggs on my tank to be from two angels I figured to be males.

No complaints, just surprise. And Actual fear that I'd have this terrible snail epidemic in a larger tank. That's not a good thing; the thought of scraping off eggs from my tank's walls repulsed me, too.

kitten_penang 07-01-2012 06:29 AM

lol for a while there i was wondering why you'de wanna get rid on angelfish eggs. as for the snail eggs the get eaten as well it's a source of protein

Bacon Is Good 07-01-2012 11:22 AM

Beutiful Angel fish in the pic...If you could get a good pic of them you would have a chance in the photo contest.

~Bacon Is Good

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