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A newbie and her eggs

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November 6th

Well my Goldie Citrus laid her eggs today.

I have about 9 clear and transparent ones in a bowl of tank water about 3" high temp around 74*F this is the watching and waiting period. Will update here as things happen. Fingers crossed as this newbie attempts this exciting journey.

Edited by Cdionne77

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I think I should use the correct terminology. Laying eggs is not right I presume, forgive the newbie in me :)

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Congratulations! :D You'll have a lot of fun :)

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So exciting! Good Luck!

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Congratulations! :)

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Good luck! :nana

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Congratulations.

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Congratulations!!!!!

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November 8th

Eggs covered in fuzz and shrunk.... How do you prevent fungus? maybe i'll get lucky next time :(

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Important in eggcare is massive airation and also changing the water. You can put a drop of methylene blue in with the eggs after spawning, this will slow down fungus. A constant temperature is also important, about 22C or 72F is a good temp. At a higher temp the eggs will hatch quicker.

Better luck next time, i suggest you read some breeding threads in the mean time. :thumb:

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November 8th

Eggs covered in fuzz and shrunk.... How do you prevent fungus? maybe i'll get lucky next time :(

I'm sorry about this. :(

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November 8th

Eggs covered in fuzz and shrunk.... How do you prevent fungus? maybe i'll get lucky next time :(

I'm sorry about this. :(

Thank you, I'm sure it won't be the last time with them too :)

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Important in eggcare is massive airation and also changing the water. You can put a drop of methylene blue in with the eggs after spawning, this will slow down fungus. A constant temperature is also important, about 22C or 72F is a good temp. At a higher temp the eggs will hatch quicker.

Better luck next time, i suggest you read some breeding threads in the mean time. :thumb:

The only thing I didn't have right was the methylene blue. But I ordered it so I'm prepared for the next time around, as I was completely caught off guard this time Edited by Cdionne77

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I'm glad your new fish are getting along :ehh

I just used an airstone with my fry. Meth blue scares me :idont

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Sorry to hear that you lost your eggs. I am sure you will get another chance though :).

I had my eggs in a shallow Tupperware container. I didn't change the water, I didn't add an airstone or methylene blue. I did immediately remove all the white eggs...the white eggs will transfer the fungus to the other eggs quickly if not removed.

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Well citrus spawned more eggs today but skipper was more interested in eating them rather than fertilizing them. Water was looking to clear and not cloudy

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Hope some got fertilised for you.

I hope so as I think Skipper was more interested in just eating them :(

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