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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Angels insane ?

WOW!!!!! I would not have believed it , if I had not seen it , with my own eyes !! As soon as the light went out , and I meeeeeen the very instant it went out , the parents turned on their own eggs and devoured every one within minuets !!Has anyone else witnessed this behavior from an established pair . :^(

Well this morning they were looking for the eggs and trying to protect them. Like they are so confused almost like they don't know. Good grief YOU GUYS ATE THEM! !!!! :^(

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well from the pic the eggs looked white. if they were white like they look in the pic then they ate them cause they were bad. every time i noticed eggs i would leave the light on. but then again where my tank was it always had the kitchen light on at night any way. i think i have heard about this before but i dont know for sure right now.
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They weren't as white as the picture makes them out to be. They looked good to me but then I could be wrong . They normally pick the bad eggs off right away, though this time might have been different. Still seemed odd that as soon as the light went out, they turned their noses down at the same time and went at it !!
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With "established pairs" - those that have parent raised a clutch through free swimming no,,, not without something to trigger the panic response.
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With new pairs yes, many times. Anything that changes in the environment can cause it. Many, many pairs will repeatedly eat the eggs as they transform to wigglers before figuring it out.

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Hmmm could be they are just frustrated then. They have only gotten their young to free swimming twice , and both times after the fry started venturing out into the tank, they got picked off by the other inhabitants , even though they were able to save and keep 50 or so the first day of free swimming, they did not make it through the first night of open water swimming . After those attempts they have not made to hatch . Kinda think you are onto the problem there , wkndracer , but the community tank is their only option for now . thanks .
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Hmmm could be they are just frustrated then. They have only gotten their young to free swimming twice , and both times after the fry started venturing out into the tank, they got picked off by the other inhabitants , even though they were able to save and keep 50 or so the first day of free swimming, they did not make it through the first night of open water swimming . After those attempts they have not made to hatch . Kinda think you are onto the problem there , wkndracer , but the community tank is their only option for now . thanks .

Mine regularly breed and manage to get free swimming fry for about three days, but by then, the tank mates pick off all the fry. Never had a problem with them eating the eggs.
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They are acting friendly again we shall see in a few days I think
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