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bob saget
11-28-2010, 11:56 PM
I have not had time to transfer my sailfin, so so far, he is living with the harlequin rasboras, and one of the harlies is showing a larger-than-usual tummy. I was wondering if they are prone to eating other fish's eggs....


Thanks as always :)

Pleco380
11-29-2010, 12:55 AM
I've never bred fish so I'm not positive. But, I have heard that they will eat eggs. If he's in the 20g, it's more likely he will. He'll eventually need a much larger tank.

bob saget
11-29-2010, 03:06 AM
thank you. yes I have another empty 50 gallon, but i dont have time to spend setting it up. i will within the next month.

DrNic
11-29-2010, 03:24 AM
Yes they will eat eggs. They are quite good at it, particularly in the dark. I had major problems with plecos when I was breeding angelfish.

rich311k
11-29-2010, 03:34 AM
Yes they will eat them. No way you hatch eggs with one of those guys in the tank.

bob saget
11-29-2010, 05:38 AM
thanks everybody. i just hope they dont lay the eggs before i can transfer the fish.