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Post  Pterophyllum on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:49

Sorry to hear that Paul.
Some fish do seem more skittish than others when guarding eggs/young. I've had some turn on the eggs, I suspect, simply because they were nervous about me being in the room. Some will try to bite your hand off if you dare to put it in their tank, and yet others retreat to the back of the tank with an air of innocence, "Eggs? Me? No, you must be thinking of the couple in the tank next door!"
In general I try not to do any water changes in tanks where the parents have eggs or wrigglers. Once they're free swimming I judge from the behaviour of the parents, If they're prepared to try and bite me, then it's probably safe to do a small water change!

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Post  Ghipsi on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:52

"Eggs? Me? No, you must be thinking of the couple in the tank next door!"

lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Post  uk bulldog on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 11:15

endlessendlers wrote:So, no eggs survived at all Paul?

Hi Helen,no no 1 left Crying or Very sad
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Post  uk bulldog on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 11:18

Pterophyllum wrote:Sorry to hear that Paul.
Some fish do seem more skittish than others when guarding eggs/young. I've had some turn on the eggs, I suspect, simply because they were nervous about me being in the room. Some will try to bite your hand off if you dare to put it in their tank, and yet others retreat to the back of the tank with an air of innocence, "Eggs? Me? No, you must be thinking of the couple in the tank next door!"
In general I try not to do any water changes in tanks where the parents have eggs or wrigglers. Once they're free swimming I judge from the behaviour of the parents, If they're prepared to try and bite me, then it's probably safe to do a small water change!

Hi Rob,well i now know not to interfear with this pair & i think i will also try not to do water changes & just minimal maintenance from now on.

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Post  endlessendlers on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 12:58

Such a shame, but they'll be at it again in a week or two. Smile
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