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Eggs!
February 4, 2009
4:52 pm
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Headdy
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Or at least, they look like eggs - literally.

Recently I've started seeing these pink dots in my big tank, and they literally look like white/pink sunny side up eggs. At first there were two or three, and just now I found several on the underside of some bogwood.

After doing some looking around, I suspect that they're cory eggs (having 2 x albino and 2 x peppered corys). I can't actually tell if any of them are male, however.

Either way, I am very proud to find eggs in my tank!

February 4, 2009
5:36 pm
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Nice work Drew /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Which other fish do you have in there?

February 4, 2009
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Yay!! Well done Headdy. Of course there would be plenty other members who would say that you didn't have to do anything for this to happen, I am convinced that your Corys wouldn't reproduce if they were not feeling well at all in your tank, so, here's up to you! Let me know when you have fry, please! I have dozens of them myself since a few weeks. It's so wonderful to watch them evolve! Congrats!

February 4, 2009
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Thank you guys... /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

There are quite a few other fish in the tank:

  • neon yellow rasboras
  • neon dwarf rainbowfish
  • Amano shrimp
  • assassin snails
  • pearl danios
  • black emperor tetras
  • silver hatchets
  • lampeye killifish
  • neon tetras
  • three different loaches/suckerfish

I haven't made any preparations for hatching fry, however.

February 5, 2009
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Would you, please, do me a favour? Could you, if possible, please post a picture of those assassin snails you mentioned? My tropic tank has been evaded bu two kind of snails, round ones and towering ones and I can't get rid of them, I tried the vegetable way, I tried fishing them out and now I am crushing them but each time I do that I hear my own heart break. And as a Buddhist the active killing is very much against my nature. If, by any chance, I could lay my hands on a few assassin snails it would make a difference, because that would make me stop actively killing them but letting them get killed by nature. (am I making any sense here?)

February 5, 2009
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These guys are Assassin Snails (I couldn't take a good picture with my camera):

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I also had a problem with snails in the tank once, and - with the exception of one with a pointy shell - all of them have gone. I got mine from Maidenhead Aquatics.

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February 5, 2009
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Thank you so much, Headdy. I needed to know how they look like as our local pet stores have no clue what an assassin snail even is. /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> And I can't find the Dutch name for them. thx, for the pic.

February 5, 2009
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This place can ship them to Holland for you.

http://www.snailshop.co.uk/

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February 5, 2009
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QUOTE (Eyrie @ Feb 5 2009, 10:10 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
This place can ship them to Holland for you.

http://www.snailshop.co.uk/

LIVESTOCK DELIVERY POSTPONED UNTIL WARMER WEATHER
We wouldn't risk deep-freeze assassins, huh? Thx for the tip, I am gonna use it as soon as the temps get softer.

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