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I went to feed my GF this morning and there are eggs everywhere on the bottom of the tank. I guess one of them is a girl after all LOL

What do I do to get rid of them? Just a regular water change? My tank is mostly bare, just marbles.

I don't even know how my water could be good enough for spawning as the tank isn't even cycled yet. I have been doing daily water changes, something must have encouraged this.

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Hi Cindy,

Yes you can use your water changing hose to get them out, and they will thank you for the extra water change.............. :clapping:

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I usually always let the fish eat the eggs, skip feeding for that day, and then perform a big water change.

Sometimes a slight drop in temperature can induce egg laying. So since you are changing your water a lot during cycling, a small drop in temperature could have caused this :)

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Well thats the funny thing, since I have to age my water the temp and ph are always identical. Though the tank is upstairs, top floor, and its been so hot here in the midwest that I have had a hard time keeping that floor as cool as the rest of the house even with the AC. There may have been a 3 or 4 degree drop up there. I was barely able to keep it below 80 for a number of days and now that its a little cooler outside its more like 75 or 76 up there.

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Hi Cindy,

Yes you can use your water changing hose to get them out, and they will thank you for the extra water change.............. :clapping:

I will probably just do this tonight as my ammonia will be above .5 by then so I will accomplish two things at the same time :)

Plus I bought a new submersible pump yesterday at the hardware store to get my water from the aging bin to the tank which is about 4 feet off the ground. It will give me a chance to try it out :)

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Well thats the funny thing, since I have to age my water the temp and ph are always identical. Though the tank is upstairs, top floor, and its been so hot here in the midwest that I have had a hard time keeping that floor as cool as the rest of the house even with the AC. There may have been a 3 or 4 degree drop up there.

3-4 degree drop is plenty enough difference. And I hear you about the temperature, here in S.C. my TAP water comes out at almost 90F right now, even though I am using only cold water. I have to add ice to the tanks during the refill process to keep the temperature as stable as possible.

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Well thats the funny thing, since I have to age my water the temp and ph are always identical. Though the tank is upstairs, top floor, and its been so hot here in the midwest that I have had a hard time keeping that floor as cool as the rest of the house even with the AC. There may have been a 3 or 4 degree drop up there.

3-4 degree drop is plenty enough difference. And I hear you about the temperature, here in S.C. my TAP water comes out at almost 90F right now, even though I am using only cold water. I have to add ice to the tanks during the refill process to keep the temperature as stable as possible.

Wow, thats terrible!

Hey, there was a bunch of frothy stuff at the top and white things floating around up there that didn't look like eggs, longer than that. The water looked like a total mess so I did a big water change, is this part of the egg laying process? Do you see that when your GF lay eggs? I only add prime and cycle to my water. Just now I added prime and nothing else with this change.

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The cloudiness can come from the male when he is trying to fertilize the eggs. :)

Never seen it in person, but I know that's what they do.

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Yeah the fishy sperm (milt) makes the water super messy. That's why water changes are always encouraged if you got some tenacious little breeders :D

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Yeah the fishy sperm (milt) makes the water super messy. That's why water changes are always encouraged if you got some tenacious little breeders :D

Well phew, I had no idea what was up with the water, I did about a 90% change. Didn't get it all but got alot of it I think, it was even on the glass. Clearly I know nothing of fish reproduction :yikes

I will do another big change tomorrow, I hope it doesn't happen too often. At least next time I will know whats up. Every week they surprise me with something.

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