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Eggs! Eggs! I have eggs!


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So in amongst the drama of having ill fish, I find a little surprise on my bogwood.

Winnie and Archa have been busy despite illness.

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What should I do with them? If I take them out I don't really have room for more fish. Leave them in and they get eaten by parents.

I'm also kinda curious to see what a Ryukin/black moor mix would look like. So I have a dilema.

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I'd be curious as to what they'd look like too!!

IF my goldies laid eggs & they hatched I would FIND A PLACE to keep a couple of them AT LEAST!!!!

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Neat. I would also try to find a way to keep a few! The eggs that get a stringy mold around them should probably be removed, as that usually means they were not fertilized. They will go bad and contaminate the water.

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I have saved 2 eggs! My thinking is, if they hatch then great! If not then at least I tried. :-)

They're currently reside in an old peanut butter jar that's been trough the dishwasher about 3 times with some tank water.

What do I need to do? Water changes? Plants?

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Without room, I'd let the parents eat the eggs and clean up what is left. If you have the means to raise fry AND have future homes for them lined up (there's already too much fish at the LFS, so taking them to the LFS where they may end up in a kindergarten kid's fish bowl is not a responsible thing to do), then I would not raise any.

Since you only have 2 eggs, put them in a shallow container with tank water and wait until they hatch.

When they hatch, they look like eye lashes with tiny eyes. For the first 24-48 hours they will either hang on the wall or plant etc or roll on the bottom, looking dead. Simply leave them alone. During that time they still have a yolk sack from which they get their nutrients. After that they will swim around and you will have to provide food.

The best food is freshly hatched baby brine shrimp. If you do this, do NOT follow the package directions as this will yield way too many BBS to be consumed by two fry. Instead, mix up a solution of salt water (2 tbsp salt per 1 liter of water), if possible inside an upside down half liter soda bottle (so the bottom is cone shaped), with an air stone at the very bottom to keep the water moving, and the bottom end of the bottle (now the top since turned upside down) cut off.

Then add a pinch of brine shrimp egg mix to the bottle. BBS will hatch within about 24 hours. Suck them out with a turkey baster to feed to the fry. A tad of salt water will not harm your fry.

Alternatively you could buy food for fish fry, some LFS will carry it. Either liquid or powder form. In a pinch, you can boil eggs and feed a tad of boiled yolk, but it makes the water dirty quickly.

Water changes VERY gently. It is more important to clean up leftover food and do small w/c than just doing big w/c.

Water depth optimally at 6" or less, since deeper water causes too much water pressure for some fry to handle. Plants as cover are fine, but not necessary.

Room temperature is just fine for the fry.

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Thank you for the info Fang. I only rescued the eggs because I have a future home lined up in the form of a pond.

That is of course IF they are fertile, hatch and survive.

Thank you so much for the info. :-)

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