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Old 08-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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oh crap! eggs in my tank.

So I just got home from vacation to find a bazillion eggs on a leaf. Can anyone tell me if these are Cory or angelfish eggs???

One of my angelfishs papilla is more exposed and sticking out more now as well. Idk the angelfishs sexes. They both might be female
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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One of my angelfishs fins are also severely nipled and one angel seems to be defending the nest while the other is on the other side of the tank. Does this mean they're both female?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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definitely angelfish eggs. Corys eggs are much larger and they don't lay nearly as many, and they tend to be spread on tank walls.
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Ahh okay. I guess ill have to wait and see if theh start turning white.
Will a female to defend her eggs from another female?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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the parents should be protecting the eggs already, if they aren't then they are doing a crappy job lol.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:19 PM   #6
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They are both by the eggs now.
A female will lay eggs without the presence of a male correct?
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Yeah, it happens sometimes.
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If you post pics of the angels, someone may be able to confirm the genders for you.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:02 AM   #9
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I already have done this on another thread.
Please, check it out.

I have one egg turning white so far, but I know that's normal even if they're fertilized
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #10
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The parents picked off the white egg.

How long does it take for the eggs to turn white if they're not fertilized?
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usually the first day or so, but sometimes you'll see some white ones each day till they start hatching. Once the eggs start wiggling they will likely move them to another spot.
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Ohh so if its been a few days and a big amount aren't white then they're fertilized?
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Yeah, normally if they are all unfertilized they will go white within a day or so, if you still see amber colored ones a few days later then you have some viable ones. If you look closely you should see the eggs vibrating soon.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:08 PM   #14
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Ohh. My eggs are kind of a clearish gray right now.
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I just checked and 5 more turned white. They are not close together
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #16
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Just an update, they were infertile so I have two females. They turned white and my fishies ate them.
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