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Today as I was transferring some elodea from a friend's tank to mine I noticed brown eggs all over my aquarium glass. As my tank inhabitants are guppies, two male bettas (separated), two juvie male BN plecos, Amano shrimp, and corydoras, the logical assumption was that they where the eggs of the latter of the inhabitants (I have malaysian trumpet snails but I am quite sure they are not theirs because the eggs are quite large).

My quetion is, where should I move them to save the most number of fry once they hatch. Already some of the eggs have been eaten (the plecos probably knocked them down while sticking on the glass and the cories gobbled them up) and some have white stuff (fungus?) on them.

so my question is, I want to save as many as I can so what should I do? I can:

a. keep them where they are (a 10 gallon tank) as they are
b. place them in a fry saver in same tnak
c. transfer them to female betta tank (30 gallon, 9 female bettas)
d. transfer them to a BN breeding 5 gallon tank
e. transfer them to a goldfish tank
f. place them in a small water bottle, place some aquarium water and an airstone, let the bottle sit in the tank

I would appreciate feedback and advice...
 

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Put them into a plastic cup with tank water. When you removed them try not to get them exposed to air. Like hold the cup under water while dropping in the eggs. No air stone is needed. Put them in a dark quiet place and wait 4 to 5 days. Then put the hatched fry into a fry saver in the parents tank until they are large enough not to be considered food anymore. The fry won't all hatch on the same day but you have to remove the hatched ones each day. I waited once until all of them hatched only to find the water fouled and all fry were dead. Once they start hatching the water in the cup should be partially changed each day to prevent this from happening. You could also put the hatched corys into the BN tank with BN fry but adult BNs might accidentally hurt them by just waltzing over them in such a small tank.
BTW MTSs clone themselves and do not lay eggs.
 

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Put them into a plastic cup with tank water. When you removed them try not to get them exposed to air. Like hold the cup under water while dropping in the eggs. No air stone is needed. Put them in a dark quiet place and wait 4 to 5 days. Then put the hatched fry into a fry saver in the parents tank until they are large enough not to be considered food anymore. The fry won't all hatch on the same day but you have to remove the hatched ones each day. I waited once until all of them hatched only to find the water fouled and all fry were dead. Once they start hatching the water in the cup should be partially changed each day to prevent this from happening. You could also put the hatched corys into the BN tank with BN fry but adult BNs might accidentally hurt them by just waltzing over them in such a small tank.
BTW MTSs clone themselves and do not lay eggs.
thank you for the response. In your example, does the cup sit in the tank (i.e. temperature is the same as the tank) or can it be outside? if it can be outside, I might as well transfer them to a large fishbowl I have until they hatch; more water would mean less chance of fouling, right?
 
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