I think I have baby fish!

Discussion in 'Fish' started by PM, 19 May 2008.

  1. PM

    PM Member

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    Hi during some much needed maintenence this evening, I spotted this:
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    Are these fish eggs in the middle of the pic? I have black neons, rummy noses, ottos, and shrimp in my tank, so I don't know which they are?

    What do I do if I want to like grow them? Do I have to act fast???

    I have a 10 litre I can set up, exciting! :D :D
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    You know, that looks like snail eggs. Do you have snails? It also looks like you might have BGA. Should probably review your dosing and maintenance.

    Cheers,
     
  3. PM

    PM Member

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    SNAILS!!!? :(

    Well I have two snails that i've seen in there - don't know where they came from.

    Yes, BGA and other algae started recently when I switched from RO to tap water. Will sort it soon, no time at the minute - last few weeks of my architecture degree (MANIC)!

    Are you sure it couldn't be fish/shrimp?
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I'm not sure about the shrimp, but fish rarely lay their eggs within a gelatin substrate. Normally they would spray the eggs over a surface individually or they would be in a clutch.

    There is no correlation between the change from tap-to-RO and the appearance of these algal forms. BGA means either poor maintenance or poor nitrate dosing. Other algae mean poor dosing of other things.

    Good luck with your exams mate! :D

    Cheers,
     
  5. daniel19831123

    daniel19831123 Member

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    That looks 100% like snail eggs to me. It's definitely not shrimp eggs as shrimp tend to hold on to their eggs. and as clive mentioned, fish eggs tend to be scattered around randomly, not in clumps.
     
  6. beeky

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    Yep, definitely snails.

    I'd get rid of that BGA asap as well otherwise your tank will be smothered in a matter of days.....
     
  7. thebullit

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    definatly pond snail eggs,
     

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