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Old 08-24-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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So she decided to lay the eggs in between both pieces of pot, is there anyway I can safely remove the eggs from the tank? they ate them last time so i dont want leave them with the parents.

If I used a turkey baster would the eggs get ruined? If I just scooped them out would they get ruined?



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Old 08-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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There's nothing that you can do when they are laid on the substrate. Anything you try most likely will kill the eggs. Best thing to do is to hope they raise the fry themselves. If this is the first spawn don't expect them too. This is very common
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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Yea it's their first lay that's why I really wanted to separate them from the eggs. the last pair I had ate their first batch and didn't live long enough for round two. ****** quality petco rams... wish there was a local breeder in nj. All the mom & pop shops haven't gotten in rams in months. 😔
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Sorry about that. Do you have an egg tank setup?
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:47 AM   #5
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Can you put some mesh or something over the eggs?
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Can you put some mesh or something over the eggs?
That might work.. But your eggs will mold
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I have a breeder net and a small air stone to keep in the main tank if this happened. it would've been easy if she laid them on the chipped clay pot lol but I'm not that lucky !
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Would they still mold if you had a wide gap mesh but still small enough so the parents cant fit thru?
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They've both been together hovering over the eggs, he's picking at them now though. They're swimming around together almost like they're dancing with one another.
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Would they still mold if you had a wide gap mesh but still small enough so the parents cant fit thru?
Yes, the parents won't fan them/ be able to eat molded eggs.
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They've both been together hovering over the eggs, he's picking at them now though. They're swimming around together almost like they're dancing with one another.
They will pick at them this is normal, they might pull through but don't get your hopes to high
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I wish you all the best with them then
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I'd like to see how the eggs turn out
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