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Artificially hatching shrimp eggs

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A pregnant red cherry shrimp died so I attempted to save her eggs. It has been ~3 days and a couple of the eggs have turned white. Is this an indication of fungus or a dead egg, in which I should remove?

Help much appreciated, thank you.
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Would indeed be most concerned with the white ones. Any possible chance to separate them from the others but keep an eye on them for a few more days before probably tossing?

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Would indeed be most concerned with the white ones. Any possible chance to separate them from the others but keep an eye on them for a few more days before probably tossing?

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Someone on another website advised that it's fine to keep. I was a little wary because I breed Corydoras and eggs like these often go foul and affect their surroundings. I used my dental loupes and kept the best looking one in the net, and the rest in another net. Come the next day, some of the white ones in the other net started to exhibit fuzzy growth in which I knew they were unfertilised/had fungus.

Do you know whether methylene blue is safe for shrimp eggs? This could increase artificial hatching rates if so; often done for Cories as well.
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That's not a question I am familiar enough with to answer....

But I have had fuzzy eggs hatch.... so there's that.
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Well I learn something new every day! Another egg has turned white so I will leave it with the batch and monitor closely, thanks.

I've gone ahead with a quick methylene blue dip as opposed to a bath, will see how it turns out.
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