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Old 01-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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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....

http://youtu.be/XtAy34v8NP8
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Bump! I think they are going to hatch soon. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Siphon them out. You might lose a few but I'd guess more would survive if they were in their own tank and you had the right food for them.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Are you saying to siphon them out before they hatch or try to find them afterward?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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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?
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If I was going to move the eggs I'd put them in a bare tank and treat the water with methylene blue.

With small unattached you can use a small jar with an air line creating the circulation they need. But you need to keep the temperature controlled.

I've used a razor blade to remove eggs from the glass and hatched them in a quart jar.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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Don't bother to raise this lot.

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?
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I went ahead and moved the eggs to the smaller tank and they hatched almost immediately. Now I have quite a few swimming around.

Check out the video of them: http://youtu.be/CJw2hbWYJN4
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How cute!!!!

I'd try some powdered fry food if any store around you carries it. Looks like they hatch ready to eat and not like some fish that live on the egg sack for a few days.

The tank you transferred them to looks mature so that should help them find something to eat.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #11
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I'd try some powdered fry food if any store around you carries it. Looks like they hatch ready to eat and not like some fish that live on the egg sack for a few days.

The tank you transferred them to looks mature so that should help them find something to eat.
+1 HBH works really well. And some Cyclops would also work if you can not get Powdered Fry Food. Then about a half a week to 1 week some daphnia. That is what I used for my Jewel Fry.
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I got some frozen baby brine for now. I think I am also going to hatch my own so they have something live to eat. I have read that helps them grow faster.

There are also a lot of copepods in my tank. Will they eat those?
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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
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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.
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Nice video and best wishes on raising them.
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