Need suggestions for saving these Peacock Gudgeon eggs/fry
I noticed recently that my Gudgeons decided to lay eggs in a really strange spot in my tank. Not sure what to do now in order to save them. I have another smaller tank to raise them in, but once they hatch, I don't think I will be able to find them. Plus, my other fish are likely to eat them. Is there a safe way to move the eggs?
Take a look at the video of them and let me know what you think....
I'd do it first. I don't know enough about how that fish cares for it's young though to really say what's best. If you plan on raising them in a separate tank I would think the sooner the better. The spawn only needs the circulation the parent(s) are giving them to prevent or reduce fungus. You can do that with an air pump.
That means that I need to disconnect them from the side of the tank since they aren't attached to a moveable object. I would imagine that in the new tank they would just be floating around. Can they survive if they are just floating around in their eggs?
Peacock gusgeons should keep on spawning once they're in the mood. Take your time, set up a fry tank and foods if you want to do it. Better not to raise fry at all than to do it in a half ass or poor fashion IMO - who's going to want them after?
I see them in the video but it's hard to say how big they really are. BTW. that's a great video of such small fish. I can't even get a still picture of fry. lol
Thanks. I use the Sony HDR-XR500 which has a manual focus knob which helps a lot. Good lighting and a tripod also helps. I record a lot of footage that's garbage too. I just edit it quite a bit till I get some decent shots.