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Old 03-30-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Cichlid eggs??

I woke up today to find little brownish balls tumbling around in my tank. About 2 dozen of them. The only thing I imagine it could be is Cichlid eggs from my pair of cerviceps cichlids. Can anyone help me identify these?? And is there anything I should be doing??

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Is there anything else in the tank besides the Curviceps? Just curious. They look like pretty big eggs. I've never seen eggs that float though.
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Do you have any kids by chance?
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Nope no kids. I have 3 serpae tetras, 2 curviceps cichlids, a platinum Molly, a black ghost knife, a columbian shark and a pleco. The pair of curviceps have been getting a little aggressive towards each other and have been changing colours tho.

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Hmmm... only reason I asked about kids is because it looks like something that somebody has thrown in there. Never seen eggs float. I'm curious to see if anyone has any insight on this. My vote is that they're something from outside the tank.... but who knows?
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Yeah, I just can't seem to figure out what it an be. I'm the only one that looks after the fish (feeding, water chacnges) so I don't think it can be anything from outside the tank. But some are floating and some are sinking. I'm truly stumped.

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:05 PM   #7
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Yeah, those look WAY too big to be eggs...
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That's what I was thinking too. But I went on google and searched Cichlid eggs and similar images came up.

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Where you by any chance eating reeses or coco puffs around your tank at some point??? :suspicious: rofl!
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To find out what it is I say take one out of the take. See what it feels like etc. So you can determine if it is an egg. But wow eggs that float?
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looks like food pellets IMO
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that will be some fish if they are eggs lol as they are far to big for cichlids what you keeping its not a great white is it
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I have no clue, but interested in knowing when you do find out, thats all I need is a mystery item in my tank...
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mystery you can say that again but their not eggs im sure of that
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:14 PM   #15
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You could just fish them out...
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Curvicep eggs are much, much smaller than that, and don't float.
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Weird....What do they feel like? Could they be fw sponges?
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looks like fish food that they didn't eat
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Viper i think you have solved it good call
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