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Mark Allred
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PostSubject: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:47 am

My first BN spawn. The male has been tending these 4 days, and pushed them out 2 hours after I moved him to his own tank.
Are these eggs viable? I thought they are supposed to be orange or yellow?

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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:06 pm

YOU ARE RIGHT THEY SHOULD BE ORANGE SO THESE ARE NOT FERTILE but why did you move him should leave him and eggs alone at least until they have hatched Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:33 pm

He was in a community tank with large Angelfish, and I knew the fry would be eaten.
And I had read about people doing this.  scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:49 pm

they would have been fine until hatched Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:27 pm

They look like empty shells rather than un-fertilized eggs, you may have some fry hiding in your tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:11 pm

They do look empty, but I just introduced the female to the tank 5 or 6 days ago, and they spawned a day later. So these eggs would have only been 4 days old, when I pulled them.  
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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:23 pm

hard to tell if they are empty or infertile.

The first and second spawn can often be a trail run.

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PostSubject: Re: Are these eggs fertile?   Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:09 pm

New spawn yesterday, by this same pair.
The male kicked some of the eggs out this morning, and they look the same as the others  silent 
He is still fanning the others...
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