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I was wondering if I put the eggs under a light would I be able to tell then if they are fertile or not?

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If they have little black dots inside them they are fertile. If they are opaque/white or fuzzy, remove them immediately.

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Do these look fertile? sorry for all the questions this is my first time if you haven't noticed lol. sorry if its hard to see i had to zoom in

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If you don't see any dots by tomorrow afternoon and they are still opaque or beginning to look fuzzy, they aren't fertilized. Usually you can tell within the first 72 hours.

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I personally can't tell based on the pic ;)

Milky white ones are not fertile and will turn fuzzy in a day or so typically in my experience. The ones that are fertile are clear and within a day, day and a half after gathering them you will be able to see a black line that runs along the side edge of the egg (the spine) and two dots (the eyes). I have actually been using a glass medicine dropper to grab eggs I think might be fertile and holding them up to the light to get a better look.

What I have personally been doing since I am new at this and am still learning to spot the difference right off is using two containers: put the eggs you think are probably not fertilized in one (the white/milky ones) and put the clear ones that are more likely to be fertilized in another. Then check on them daily. Remove any fuzzy ones asap.

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I tried getting a clear picture but it didn't work pretty much what I'm seeing in some of them are black dots in the center of them so I wasn't sure if that was what I'm suppose to see.

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I tried getting a clear picture but it didn't work pretty much what I'm seeing in some of them are black dots in the center of them so I wasn't sure if that was what I'm suppose to see.

if you're seeing black dots that is a really good sign :D

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How long does it take for them to hatch?

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How long does it take for them to hatch?

Around 2-4 days I believe depending on water temperature. My two both hatched in 2 days in a tank temp of 74.

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Thanks for all the help:)

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