So I made a spawning mop. Let it soak in hot water for like 15 mins or so and let it cool down but when I put it in my tank it kinda let off this white cloudy stuff, is that normal?
Yeah I'm pretty sure it was, my aunt has a bunch of acrylic yarn. I was gonna use the lighter green but I read that darker green is better so I just used the darker green yarn, wasnt labeled because It was rewraped into a ball. Maybe I'll just use the lighter green instead because I know that one is 100% acrylicDid you use 100% acrylic yarn?
Should I boil it? Or just leave it as is?I'm not sure as to what the white cloud would have been. It could have been hot water still in the yarn being released into the cooler aquarium water, sometimes that produces a boiling water effect (not literally boiling) where you can see the water mixing with colder water if that makes sense.
It could also be contaminants from the air that settle in a house like air freshener, dust, skin cells, perfume/cologne, etc. I just used some new yarn and did not boil it.
Thank you! Also would I be able to use a spawning mop for silver dollars ?The info I've seen and used they don't boil it. So I just put mine straight in tank and squeezed all the air I could out of it. Its still in tank with some white clouds.no issues in 2 weeks with it done that way.
Yeah I'm pretty sure they are egg scattering fish. They kinda swim beside eachother and like wiggle together and I think the female releases eggs while the male fertilizes it. Yeah I have a small tank for the eggs to be put into so I'll put the mop into that tank oh okay I just got a little bit brighter green yarn.I've never kept silver dollars so I can't really answer. If they are egg scattering fish then yes the spawning mop will work. If its left in tank it even helps add cover for fry. Ideally if breeding you want to pull the mop and place it in the tank you have set up for fry. The darker color yarn is just easier to see the eggs on than the light colors.