Found Eggs In Tank, Now What???

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

  1. KubieValued MemberMember

    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. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

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

  3. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    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. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    They are albino bristlenose eggs
  5. KubieValued MemberMember

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

    The tank is kind of crowded now
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  6. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    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. KubieValued MemberMember

    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. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    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. Keeleykai101New MemberMember

    They aren't snail eggs...
  10. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, they're pleco eggs.
  11. bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

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

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