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Old 03-23-2011, 03:47 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Female eating eggs! Help!

Hey all, I'm trying to breed two VT's in a 10 gal set up. The male has his bubble nest, they've been fed high quality foods for 2 1/2 weeks, and I just introduced them 3 days ago. The female finally started showing signs of mating just an hour ago, so I let her in the tank with the male.
Now she's dropping eggs all over the place an eating them! They embraced a few times with no eggs dropping. But after the male swam away, did she drop eggs. But she ate them all! O__O

What do I do!?!?!?

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Old 03-23-2011, 05:44 PM   #2 
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It sounds like she may have been kept in the isolation container too long and with the pressure from the ripen eggs caused a premature drop and normal egg eating by the female......

I would leave them for now...as long as they are not killing each other that is and hopefully you will get a spawn at first light tomorrow......do you have lots of plants and/or hiding places for her?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:06 PM   #3 
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Yep! She has a HUGE plant to hide in! Hopefully she won't drop all of the eggs!! (>~<);;

Thanks for the help!! V(^^)v
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This must be frustrating... Good luck, Friend!
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #5 
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VERY FRUSTRATING! It's also my first spawn! So you could assume how excitied I was when I saw that they were embracing! (-A-);
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