Found Eggs In Tank, Now What???

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Kubie, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. K

    Kubie Valued Member Member

    I found these in the corner of my tank.
    I not sure who's these are but I like to let them grow without other fish eating them.

    In the tank are Cory catfish, albino pelcos, female betta, guppies and neon tetra.

    I do have one of those net boxes if I should use that. I had a baby catfish for about a few[​IMG] until it disappeared.
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you have any snails? They look more like snail eggs to me
     
  3. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    That's the pleco's eggs, see the male guarding them? He will guard them till they hatch and start swimming on their own. I think it's best to leave them be.
     




  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    They are albino bristlenose eggs
     
  5. OP
    OP
    K

    Kubie Valued Member Member

    Do I have to worry about the other fish eating them?

    The tank is kind of crowded now
     
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  6. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    The corries and the betta might, but if the male is a good dad then he will chase the other fish away. Usually the male will choose a cave to spawn in, but it's a bit late for that now. Next time make sure he has some sort of cave/hollow ornament to claim as his that way he will be able to guard the eggs better and more will survive.

    How big is the tank?
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    K

    Kubie Valued Member Member

    This is only 10 gal. The 37 gal tank was emptied because of a basement flood/ remodel.
    Should I buy o Tera cotta cave and move the eggs into it?
     
  8. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    Best not move the eggs as I doubt the male will look for them. Just leave them be, if they get eaten there is always next time. And that sucks, I hope you can get the 37gal up and running again soon. Keep up with big water changes too, that does indeed sound pretty cramped.
     
  9. Keeleykai101

    Keeleykai101 New Member Member

    They aren't snail eggs...
     
  10. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah, they're pleco eggs.
     
  11. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3 Fishlore Legend Member

    How long before the 37 is up and running again??
     




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