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#1 Hoeweena



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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:15 AM

I have 2 jack dempseys, about 3" long. Recently the female laid eggs, and the male fertilized them. Some of the eggs were a yellow/brown color, and some turned white.
The day after they were laid, the female started eating the yellow/brown eggs. The day after she started eating the white eggs.
Is this normal dempsey behavior? Which eggs were the fertilized eggs? What can I do if she lays eggs again?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

#2 TheTick



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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:29 AM

if this is first time they have breeded
it is very common for them to not make it
the parents are not fully prepared to take care of the eggs and young

this will remedy itself as they learn what they need to do to be successfull parents

another thing that could be causing problems is stress
new fish added, poor water quality etc
reduce the stress and they will thrive

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