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Rainbowfish fry & eggs!

My best guess right now is Glossolepis incisus. They are more mature than the rest and have been mating since I bought them.

I removed my micro sword because the bows have been ripping it out of the substrate constantly. It's also really annoying to reach down into a 90g. I moved all the sword and cabomba into my 20g hospital tank and have been letting it float ever since. Now I think I know why they've been ripping it out, eggs. As of now there are four survivors that have hatched. They have been feeding off newly hatched snails.



I also just planted some new S. repens in the micro swords place just to find them floating again. Looks like my guess was right, eggs



That's the only survivor that I can find so it's floating in a breeder net for now.

There are also dragonfly larvae hatching out of my tank. One has already hatched...



...and the other looks like he's almost ready



I'm going to do everything I can to keep these little guys alive. Any advice is appreciated
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Dragonfly larvae will eat your baby fish, so you should separate them from your fish if you can.

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I don't think that type of larvae preys on swimming fry. I will look into it some more though. There's hundreds of snails of all sizes and other micro bugs swimming around to snack on too.
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Those are damsels flys, not as bad as dragon flys.

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The egg appears to be a corydoras egg. Anyway good luck.
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The egg appears to be a corydoras egg. Anyway good luck.

Looks just like most of the rainbow eggs I have seen in my tank.

I am happy you have some fry Bholmes. I am just about to start breeding my Nigrans. Hopefully this weekend I will find time to build some spawn mops and move a male and female over to the 10g honeymoon tank.
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Those are damsels flys, not as bad as dragon flys.
That makes more sense now matching up the pictures.

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Looks just like most of the rainbow eggs I have seen in my tank.

I am happy you have some fry Bholmes. I am just about to start breeding my Nigrans. Hopefully this weekend I will find time to build some spawn mops and move a male and female over to the 10g honeymoon tank.
Thanks Noahma! I just had another fry hatch yesterday and I found two more eggs. Are you going to include the honeymoon tank updates in your journal? Your rainbow garden is BA sir!
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That makes more sense now matching up the pictures.



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Thanks Noahma! I just had another fry hatch yesterday and I found two more eggs. Are you going to include the honeymoon tank updates in your journal? Your rainbow garden is BA sir!

Thanks!!! I do plan on including the honeymoon tank in the journal, it is essentially a bare bottom 10g with spawn mops, but fry are always worth pictures. I am working on getting the Nigrans prepped with good foods right now. Hopefully next week I will pull a couple females, leave them alone for a couple days, then introduce the male. Leave them for a few days then put them back into the main tank, and wait for the hatching to begin lol.
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