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Scooter Scott 02-17-2009 09:59 AM

Random Egg?
Hey my girlfriend and I have noticed something that appears to be 1 egg that is in a fake plant of a big fake rock. Are there any species of fish that lays 1 egg only? We are both confused as this is our first tank.

aunt kymmie 02-17-2009 10:39 AM

Remind me again...what fish do you have in your tank??

Scooter Scott 02-17-2009 10:50 AM


I just updated my tank in my tanks page with what I have for right now...

I have 2 bala sharks, 1 pleco, 1 rubber lip pleco, 1 oto, 2 snails, 1 blind cave tetra, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 powder blue gourami, 1 ghost catfish, 1 pictus catfish, 2 little guys, 3 male guppies, 1 hatchet fish, 1 marigold.

aunt kymmie 02-17-2009 11:02 AM

Sorry, if I was smart I would have thought to go to your tank link!
From that stock list I don't see anything that would lay one egg. Snails lay clusters, others have no record in captivity of breeding (ex: pictus) Someone else with more experience will have to chime in to confirm; I don't know. I wonder if it is something other than an egg??

Scooter Scott 02-17-2009 11:07 AM

I'll try to get a picture tonight but it sure looks like something!

aunt kymmie 02-17-2009 11:10 AM

A picture would be very helpful. Looking forward to seeing it.

Scooter Scott 02-17-2009 08:33 PM

Very hard to get this as my camera is getting to that point in it's life...this is the best I could get

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:40 AM

2 snails, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 powder blue gourami
the above are eggs layers, now it is possible for both the gouramis to breed even though they are different breeds, and the snails lay their eggs on the top of the tank and in clusters, out of the water,
I am unsure about the rest of you stock list, but it is possible for the gouramis to be the parents of this lonely egg
there is one way to tell, as i can see the egg or how the fish act
what have the gouramis been doing?
have they been doing what is called a mating dance, where they swim around each other and sometimes locklips?
if so then they may be the parents,

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