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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1006
>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.
>Could this be eggs from the Neon Rainbow? If so what should I do? They are
>very close to the overflow so I don't think any babies would have much of a
>chance in the current. In fact even if they survive the current I don't
>think they will last very long with 6 large Boesemani as tank mates.
>I've got an empty 10 gallon tank. I'm thinking of clipping the leaf and
>moving it to the 10 gallon tank. Any suggestions?
>If it's not eggs any Ideas what it could be? In case you are wondering, no
>I don't have any birds in the house.
I saw your picture of the lump and it doesn't look at all like anything
that could have come from a fish or, for that matter, a snail. It looks
like a lump of semi-compacted mulm with some calcium or other whitish stuff
in it. Do you suppose it is something that your filter could have coughed
up? Do you have a lot of calcium in your water?
Nice looking Ruben Sword.
Paul Krombholz, in central Mississippi, where anothe dry summer may be