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Eggs?

Postby jzaine » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:16 am

When I checked on the tank this evening I instantly noticed the sand had been disturbed. In the middle of the hole I saw this. Now, I'm no expert but they look like eggs. My guess is they belong to the rosy tetra's but I can't be sure until they hatch. The rams are still rather small and I highly doubt they are sexually mature. I will update this thread when/if they hatch.
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Re: Eggs?

Postby Carylnz » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:20 am

Remind us what else is in the tank. Rosy tetras are egg scatterers. laying on leaves. Rams spawn on flat surfaces.
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Re: Eggs?

Postby jzaine » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:33 pm

12 rosy tetras
5 German blue rams
1 bristle nose pleco
3 common hatchets
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Re: Eggs?

Postby jzaine » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:19 pm

I checked the tank this morning and found a pair of rams guarding the nest. Looks like I found the parents.
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Re: Eggs?

Postby Carylnz » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:14 pm

I was going to say it must be the rams but couldn't remember what else you had. Bristlenose eggs are easy to identify as they are a lovely orange/yellow colour 8)
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Re: Eggs?

Postby jzaine » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks again Caryl!
I really wasn't expecting them to pair up and spawn; at least not this soon. Judging by that link the pair was probably established soon after they were introduced. They started "twirling" within a few days. I'm working on finding a suitable LFS for the fry if they survive. Since the fish is rare around here and I'm not looking to gain anything from them. As long as I know they know how to take care of the fish. I will keep you posted and trt to get a better photo. I appreciate everything.
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