04-13-2007, 03:06 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!