Did a partial water change this morning, and some time during the afternoon some eggs have appeared! I'm not sure which of my fish are responsible, so I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help ID them (not sure how easy it is to ID eggs by looking at them)
They're mainly on the glass, with a few on the plastic plants. Temperature is between 25 and 26. At the moment my money is on the neons as I saw one of them swimming around near the eggs but I've really got no idea so hopefully someone here might be able to give a more positive ID. First time this has ever happened to me!
Oh my! Given the DG is a male, my money would be on either of the tetras or the Cherry Barb LOL.
Appreciate that's not a lot of ruling out though. Only ever seen tetras egg laying in the soft bushy plants (planting mops usually recommended if trying to save the eggs from tetra/barbs) - are you wishing to save them?
If so, any eggs will need to removed to a rearing/fry tank or they will get eaten of course in a community set up. I used to let nature just take it's course with eggs in the trop set ups.
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Do you have cories? They look like cory eggs to me and both neons and barbs are scatterers where cories stick eggs to a surface they've previously cleaned - usually the glass. A water change is a classic spawning trigger for them too.
EDIY: Just checked your profile and see you have C. paleatus: definitely them!
I was starting to think cories after doing a little more research, so you've confirmed that for me now. I'm planning on letting nature take its course and see what happens. I was thinking of getting some more cories so I may keep a few of these if they survive. If I have too many I expect the LFS will take some off my hands as they were really helpful when my tank was overstocked. How long before they hatch? Also I've been using Melafix recently, will that harm the babies? Should I put carbon in my filter to remove it?