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How do I know if my fish tank has fish eggs?

Asked: Sébastien Provencher, Last Updated:

Check for eggs. Once laid, the eggs often look like tiny balls of jelly. These are often scattered to the water, but in some species they end up in a mound on the nesting area, or stuck to the floor or side of the aquarium. Many egg-laying species also have mating rituals, including most gouramis.

FAQ

  • Why did my glass shrimp turn white?

    There are several different reasons ghost shrimp may change colors from clear to cloudy or white. The shrimp may be sick due to bacteria in the water or another infectious disease in the tank. They may also be reacting negatively to water conditions, such as improper pH or ammonia levels.

  • Will Yoyo loaches eat Amano shrimp?

    I personally would not risk it. Yoyo loaches are one of the types of loaches that are more likely to attack shrimp and snails. They will definitely eat red cherry shrimp. Now Amano shrimp are much larger than cherry reds, so they might be able to defend themselves better, but I still wouldn't recommend it.

  • Do I need to descale mackerel?

    Mackerel have a thin skin and tiny scales, so they're one of the few fish that don't need their scales removed before you clean or fillet them. Cleaning a mackerel is quick and simple, even if you rarely work with whole fish. You'll need a filleting knife or utility knife with a long, thin, sharp blade.

  • What's the best way to freeze fresh salmon?

    Fresh salmon: Place unused fresh salmon in a vacuum sealed bag or freezer sealed bag. Place current date on the fresh salmon and store in freezer for up to 3 months. Smoked salmon: To maintain the highest quality for smoked salmon we do not recommend freezing the product.

  • Can you brine frozen fish?

    You can even brine frozen fish using this brine recipe. You can skip the ice and just add the frozen fish to the brine and refrigerate overnight. ... Cook the fish immediately. You likely won't need any additional salt after brining, so once you've rinsed the brined fish, it's ready to go.

  • How old would a 60lb carp be?

    The average age of a mirror carp is said to be around 20 to 25 years. The maximum age of mirrors, on the other hand, is not really determined. Specimens older than 50, and even 60 years have been captured and observed in captivity, but know one really knows how long they can live for!

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