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Old 03-30-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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GBR eggs

My GBR pair have already spawned 6-7 times and something has eaten the eggs(parents) each time...so I took matters into my own hands and took the filter intake that the eggs were on and put it into a liveberrers breeding box.....not the net/mesh kind...anice one with an air pump attached to let the water fall onto the eggs gently.....I also added some methane blue fungal disease protector to the breeding box to help with fungus.....any advice?



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Ps the snail shell is just a shell.....died a while ago....just like the look of it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Howling does it take to hatch? And about how long will it take for me to tell when they turn white and unfertile?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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This morning I woke up and all eggs look healthy but like 3-4 did not! So should I try to get them out or should I leave them?
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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I would leave them. The parents will usually eat the bad eggs.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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I would leave them. The parents will usually eat the bad eggs.
This pair eats ALL of the eggs.
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This pair eats ALL of the eggs.

What I've found in the past when my Rams were constatntly eating their spawns, was that they did not feel secure enough in their tank so they "protected" their spawn by eating it. Once I moved them to the back of my breeding room, back into a corner, away from any foot traffic and lookers ons, they started raising their spawns instead of eating them. Since they were by themselves in the tank, I know it wasn't any other fish that were causing this so it had to be the people going into the room.

Coincidence?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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Thanks to petco's $1/gallon sale, I am setting up some 20 longs as we speak. By summer time, they'll be in my fish room in the basement.
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Thanks to petco's $1/gallon sale, I am setting up some 20 longs as we speak. By summer time, they'll be in my fish room in the basement.
If I'm right, you should see a marked difference in their spawning results Good luck

I'd use the spawn you separated to see if any of the eggs hatch. At least then you'd know that you had a fertile pair. It only takes 1 egg to hatch for you to know this.
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If I'm right, you should see a marked difference in their spawning results Good luck

I'd use the spawn you separated to see if any of the eggs hatch. At least then you'd know that you had a fertile pair. It only takes 1 egg to hatch for you to know this.
I can already see eyes in most of them! There is 2 little black dots in all of the eggs that aren't white...how long until they hatch...it has also been about 48 hrs Since I found the eggs
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