Hi all, i'm a new member and this is my first post.
I was wandering if anyone has any advice, i have 2 Bn.. female/male, they recently produced 9 eggs, which ifound by mistake when cleaning the gravel underneath a tank ornament.
i was myffed anyway as the male had been hiding for a few days and only came out at feed time.
anyway long and short of it is i was advised that the orange balls i found were indeed eggs and to replace the ornament best i could, and leave it..
a week later tghe fry appeared... 9 of them, some were white in colour and some the typical brown/black..
they appeared fine in the community, mainly sticking to the back glass wall, and some on top of the filter.
after checking them daily, i can no longer see any, it has been about 2 weeks since they came into the community so they may be older?
i dont know how old they were before they came into the tank from the cave?
they were approx 1 cm long maybe 2mm more give or take!!
they all looked healthy!
inside my tank are
1 electric blue ram
6 diamond eye neons
6 golden daniubes probably spelt wrong??
i put a piece of drift wood in the tank as soon as i was told they were bn eggs,
i have the temp constantly at 23/24 degrees
treated with stress zyme once per week and do a 5o litre water change every month, i have a 125 fluval tank and bever had any problems with the dynamics we now have.. we did have all cichlids but they were horribly aggressive and messy, we wanted more quiet fish, the bn are my babies, the discus are the wifes favorites...
i could easily start looking underneath the wood and other ornaments but i would hate to disturb the 2 week old bn fry, or stress them out..
is there anything im doing wrong?
would it be just as well to look around to see if they are alive...
the other fish were never bothered by them as day 1 onwards so i cannot see why they community fish would eat them now... have they just died and where would they go if they died?
sorry for a long discriptive question, advice is really really appreciated.
thanks in advance