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SAE eggs, maybe......

Kelvin12

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Hi All,
Does anyone have any photos of SAE eggs. I have these bright shinny pearl like tiny 'eggs' in a few places around the tank maybe 1mm or less. I have 3 SAE's in this tank that usually scoot away and hide whenever I approach but for some reason one is hanging around and appears to be guarding several locations even with me close up which is unusual. However I think it might be in vain as the cherry shrimp might be seeking revenge as the SAE's despite them being vegiterian they seen to snack on a few shrimp from time to time. More curiosity than anything.
Dirk
 

mort

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That's very cool. I don't think many people have spawned them but from what I read years ago they do seem to guard their eggs. I don't see much other reason that they would protect the eggs unless perhaps you have corydoras and they want to protect their lunch.
 

Kelvin12

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No only threat is neon tetras and shrimp. It looks like the shrimp are cleaning them up there are very few this morning. Not concerned as I have been trying to catch these exorcet missiles for a while now but they are to quick and will probably die of old age before I get them.
Dirk
 
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