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I have some fire reds and caught this action today from one of the females she was laying eggs into her abdomen. Pretty cool to see her contract and a long trail of eggs in a sticky mucus would come out.

I pulled out my phone and recorded a couple minutes of it.


This was from a weird angle since she moved.


cant seem to get the video right here's the link

http://youtu.be/e_K-48M5LTo

http://youtu.be/A_YabLucz2k
 

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Those eggs will not hatch without the mother. That's her dropping the eggs. In normal conditions, the female will keep the eggs inside her abdomen until the babies hatch.

You may be able to salvage them by putting them into a small net and placing it nearby an airstone to keep the eggs well aerated.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news man.
 

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I've never seen a shrimp berry up from a saddle. That's a really great capture.

Not sure if it's getting rid of all the eggs or accidentally dropping some eggs transferring them into here abdomen. If she still have some eggs I wouldn't be too worried. Getting them to even saddle is a good thing.

Great video, but I'm too impatient to try to capture it with my own eyes.
 
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