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:rolleyes: The first two eggs that hatched,have a Choco Oranda as the mom and a Red/white Ranchu as the pop.As for the 2nd batch,I'm almost 100% that Dad is the same and Buster once black now Bronze Ranchu and now female I see,is the mom :D , How about that some full blooded Ranchu babies. :nana
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I read at some web site saying that the egg can hatch even they have fungus on them. I don't know, man. So confusing.

perhaps they mean that the baby is still growing on the inside, while the fungus is growing on the outside of the "shell"? :unsure:

how are the eggs doing today?

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I read at some web site saying that the egg can hatch even they have fungus on them. I don't know, man. So confusing.

I know just what you mean Fred,for if I would have thrown my very first eggs out last fall because of how fungusy they looked,I would have never had Won Ton.That whole clear egg thingy just hasn't been that clear to me either.even these babies were in eggs that looked like they were not going to hatch.

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I think this is why many people use a few drops of methylene blue because basically what it does is coats everything - stopping any light entering that's necessary for fungus to grow. The important thing is to dilute the amount just before they hatch/become free swimming. Or... you can keep the tank very dark and this should halt any fungus from growing :)

Now to the important stuff - my fingers and toes are crossed Fred, I wanna see some babies. I have ranchu/ryukin mix fry and they look so sweet :D although one can't seem to open his mouth very well :o I guess because he's getting fat, he must be able to eat still ...

Sharon - awesome pic :D I can't wait to see your little guys grow :heart

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I've never had a white egg that hatched. The good eggs are clear and could be missed if it's next to a white egg. I've had several batches of eggs from several different kinds of fish and treated several batches of eggs with methylene blue. Eggs will turn white even with the methylene blue. I haven't noticed any better hatch rate with the methylene blue than without it. When using the methylene blue I hatch the eggs in a gallon jar and start doing several water changes between the time they start wiggling and become free swimming to remove the methylene blue. Removing white eggs or leaving them in the tank also doesn't seem to make a differents so I leave the eggs in the tank until the babies are free swimming. Then suck them out during the water change.

I hope your babies hatch.

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hey fred, i agree with nick... i wasn't able to remove all the white eggs, so i just left them in there until the fertilized ones hatched. so far, so good! i wasn't able to use methylene blue because alot of our eggs were stuck to our bamboo, and the MB kills plants... again, so far, so good! :)

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