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RE: Neon Rainbow Eggs Maybe???



That "thing" is not a group of rainbowfish eggs.  Rainbow fish eggs are
sticky eggs scattered usually in the roots of plants and especially java
moss.  You won't really find a "thing" like a mass of cichlid eggs either.
Their eggs are ~ 1.5 mm in diameter.  I would suggest any fry that do happen
to survive out this tank be fed  to your other fish anyway.  Rainbowfish
crossbreed very easily and you could mess them up with the boesemani that
are in your tank.  A lot of the wholesalers and Florida fishfarmers have
been making brown fishes out of beautiful  colorful rainbowfishes for years
now.  You just can't fix stupid, go figure why they do it!  If you want to
breed either species move them to a separate tank.  Eggs take about 10 days
to hatch and can be fed APR as a first food.  They lay a few eggs each day
so you can leave them in a tank for ~ 10 days, then remove them and start
watching for fry at the very top of the tank.

Gary Lange
gwlange at mindspring_com
Rainbowfish Study Group of North America
http://home.stlnet.com/~gwlange/rainbowfish.index.html
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Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 15:59:53 -0500
From: "Len Kutz" <len at kutzfamily_net>
Subject: Neon Rainbow Eggs Maybe???

Just yesterday I noticed one of my Neon Rainbows was looking pregnant.  Then
today I found this "thing" sitting just at the top of the water on a leaf of
my Ruben Sword.
(http://www.kutzfamily.net/photos/fish/May2001/eggs_maybe1.JPG).
snip
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