Did my fish lay eggs ???

FishGuy101

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Today when I woke up I noticed white balls stuck to the front glass on my aquarium. I assumed they were sand so u took my glass magnet and went over them and they sunk too the bottom where I realized they might be eggs. So my questions are what fish in my aquarium might have laid eggs and what can I do about it. My aquarium is 40 gallons, has 2 filters (marineland bio wheel 350 and a mirineland magnum 350 canister filter), a blue painted background, a heater, white sand, 3 pieces of drift wood with different plans attached to each, and a T8 17watt flouramax light. The stock includes 1rainbow fish, 2 otto cat fish, 7 neon tetras, 1 gold nugget pleco, 1 tiger striped pleco, and a school of 3 fish I'm not sure of their names and then 3 other fish I'm not sure of their names. Thank you all for the help
 

KarenLM

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I would suggest you go to liveaquaria, look at the pictures and try to ID your fish.
 

Harlebleondora

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If they were eggs and were stuck on the glass then they are most likely corydoras eggs.
Do your three mystery fish have a body shape like this?
It may be a different colour or pattern but if this is what they look like then they could be your culprit.

Have a read up on this article:

Good luck!
 
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FishGuy101

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The body shape is very much like that except its fins are bright orange and its body is grey and black... If it is a cory would I need to buy more ? I understand they are schooling fish.
 
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FishGuy101

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Also I took a few pictures of the fish before I left my house this morning but I didn't get any of the "culprit" LOL
 
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Coradee

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Harlebleondora

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Yes the sterbaI corydora, I have several of those in my 40 gallon.
Entertaining little fish.
 
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FishGuy101

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It looks exactly like that THANKS !!!
 
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FishGuy101

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Are they schooling fish ? Do I need to purchase more ?
 
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Coradee

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Yes they are, they do best in groups of 6+
 
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FishGuy101

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Okay c: will I have to order them I've never seen any at my lfs
 
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FishGuy101

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Also what can I do about the egg laying ?
 

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