04-13-2007, 04:06 AM
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Strange occurence! Please help!
I don't really know where this post belongs or how to describe the problem (if it is a problem). Today when I was changing the filter media in my filter (a Tetra Whisper Power Filter 30) I noticed very tiny, blood red, meaty chunks (for lack of a better word to describe them). They were very small - about the size of the head of a pin, some even smaller. I couldn't tell if they were alive or not...they were all different shapes - some like tiny worms, others just blobs, one even resembled an acorn. They almost look like very small slugs. Could these be fish embryos? I didn't know what to do, so I simply put the filter media back in the filter. After all, if they were fish embryos, I didn't want to kill them.
I have a 29 gallon planted freshwater tank. It has been set up for about a year. I keep kuhli loaches, hillstream loaches (sewellia lineolata and gastromyzon ctenocephalus), Siamese Algae Eaters, and a single clown pleco. It is very rare for these fish to be bred in captivity, so it is hard for me to believe that these tiny bloody chunks could be fish embryos- but you never know. Also, I never noticed any type of eggs in the aquarium. For what it's worth, the pH is at 7.2. Can anyone help with this situation? I have never even heard of such a thing happening. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!