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thanks guys :D

eggs are looking good this morning, some are obviously 'unfertile'-

but quite a few are still 'clear' so keeping my fingers crossed :happydance

i also picked up some methylene blue at my lfs yesterday to combat any potential fungus-

should i add it to the water?

will it hurt the plant that's in there?

If you've placed the eggs somewhere else rather than the main tank then you can perfectly add it. I usually put 1 drop per liter, but of course it depends on the concentration so it's better to follow producer's instructions. 99% you won't get fungus at all. It won't hurt the plants, maybe some burns here and there but it's very rare.

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thanks guys :D

eggs are looking good this morning, some are obviously 'unfertile'-

but quite a few are still 'clear' so keeping my fingers crossed :happydance

i also picked up some methylene blue at my lfs yesterday to combat any potential fungus-

should i add it to the water?

will it hurt the plant that's in there?

If you've placed the eggs somewhere else rather than the main tank then you can perfectly add it. I usually put 1 drop per liter, but of course it depends on the concentration so it's better to follow producer's instructions. 99% you won't get fungus at all. It won't hurt the plants, maybe some burns here and there but it's very rare.

thanks ! :)

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thanks guys :D

eggs are looking good this morning, some are obviously 'unfertile'-

but quite a few are still 'clear' so keeping my fingers crossed :happydance

i also picked up some methylene blue at my lfs yesterday to combat any potential fungus-

should i add it to the water?

will it hurt the plant that's in there?

If you've placed the eggs somewhere else rather than the main tank then you can perfectly add it. I usually put 1 drop per liter, but of course it depends on the concentration so it's better to follow producer's instructions. 99% you won't get fungus at all. It won't hurt the plants, maybe some burns here and there but it's very rare.

thanks ! :)

You're welcome. Just in case wait for some more replies. It would be better not to use chemicals but as it would be 3 drops aprox let's say it won't hurt much. With my second batch of eggs I had to use mblue because eggs were one next to another like a brick wall, so it was inevitable.

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some of the eggs this morning:

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(i don't think any of these are fertile :( )

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(i am holding out hope for the ones on this rock though ! ....sadly a few have started to cloud....and the rest of them didn't show up on the camera very well :doh11: )


.....was supposed to add methylene blue to the water to kill off any fungus but when i bought it at the fish store i was in such a rush that i purchased the wrong product :glare: going out to exchange it this afternoon hopefully....

i really want the babies to make it :wub:
caring for fry would be such a cool expirience !
but at this rate i don't know what i should be doing :krazy:
also, i don't really trust my judgment on which eggs are okay and which ones are duds.
partially due to my eye-sight and partially due to the fact that i put them in a rubbermaid bin that really obscures viewing of any sort :blink:

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:nana. You should be seeing eyes any day!

i sure hope so ! :D

are eyes easy to spot?

i feel like i made an error in putting everything in such a semi-transparent bin :no:

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Well I saw them on the filter intake at the back of my 75 gallon. :rofl3

I think you'll see them pretty easily. :D

:rofl :rofl :rofl

i think you underestimate my extreme lack of observational talents :rofl2

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guys guys guys !
i think i might see eyes today !!!

well, i think i see eyes :blink:
i really need to get a flashlight and investigate further to be sure :teehee

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flashlight didn't really help much :blink:

i still can't tell if i'm seeing things or not....hrmmmm maybe i need a magnifying glass :rolleyes:
anywho, everytime i look in there i feel like i see more eggs that i never noticed before :huh:

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You're gonna have hundreds of fry. :rofl3

that would be amazing ! :wub:

a whole pond of baby mochas :heart

(chelsea coined that term for mochi and misha's offspring and i think it's adorableeee :heart :heart :heart )

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Looking forward to seeing a photo of a tub full of fry in a few days! :)

i hope so !

i've read that fry should hatch in 5 or 6 days in water at 70 degrees....

tomorrow is day 5 :D

really hoping to see some change tomorrow...

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I HAVE FRY !!!
I've counted 9 so far :happydance

ohmygosh they are so tiny !!! at first i was like, nahhhh that's just a speck or something..... and then one of them moved slightly and i noticed there was a BUNCH OF THEM !!!! ohmygosh i am freaking out :krazy:
what do i do now???????
i bought frozen baby brine shrimp and have hikari first bites coming in the mail tomorrow :o

i tried to snap a pic of them but the zoom on my iphone is no bueno :(
here's the best i could get:

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the baby mochas are a reality !!!
:happydance

.....i was pretty convinced nothing would come of this as i had not identified 'eyes' but boy did i get the shock of my life :heart

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my little eyelash babies :heart
guys for real though, what do i do?
i am freaking out lol

when do i need to worry about waterchanges?
they're so little now i am afraid to touch anything in their impromptu container tank :krazy:

and thanks Lis :D !
you beat me to the announcement ;)

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