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Old 02-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #1 
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Fuzzy eggs and young fry? HELP!!!!

I started my Spawn on Feb 7th... I had eggs the same day, and today, I noticed the male, Smudge, was heavily bloated... inspection of the nest confirmed that he had been eating eggs... I carefully removed him and all seemed well.. well... my fry have hatched today (Feb 8th)... but I only have 5 from what I can see... if looks like the rest of the eggs have a fuzzy substance on them
The eggs that had hatched were in seperate areas from the big batch... so they are not near it.... Im not sure on how to treat this or what to do since there are eggs nearby that look... unfuzzy... that have yet to hatch... any help would be apreciated...

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One of the surviving fry (all are in different areas)

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #2 
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Seems like some of your eggs have fungus on them.
There's really nothing to do but remove them as they won't hatch.
The male is left in the tank with the eggs because he will take care of them and reduce the posibility of them getting fungus. To hatch eggs without a male you need so type of aeration to prevent fungus.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #3 
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How can I remove them without disturbing the fry?
I removed him because he seemed to be eating the eggs.... next time Im planning to leave the male in and let nature take its course
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You will disturb them a little but they will just swim back up.
Remove any objects that are covering the eggs and shake it gently before removing from the water.
Then get a pair of twizzers and pinch the fuzzy stuff on the eggs. You will see that they will come up in a clump.
Did many more fry hatch?? If this had happened to me and I only had a hadful of fry at this point I would just cull them, recondition the pair and try again.
Get some anti-fungus liquid and add it to the water, it will help with the problem for next time.
It's not an easy decision but the chances that the fry will survive are low as they have a tough 2 weeks ahead.
Best of luck.
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