View Full Version : Female Red Empress with eggs

08-13-2007, 07:14 AM
I just purchased a female red empress about 5 inches long and looked in the bag when i got home and noticed eggs, theres 26 and the female is in the tank now still a bit spooked from the move.
But my question is, will there be more eggs in her mouth or is that the maximum fro her size?
and if so is there anyway to save the thrown up eggs

08-13-2007, 09:16 AM
What's the species name of the fish? Mouth-brooder eggs can hatch if put into a container with a small airstone where the eggs are gently swirled around the container to similate the chewing motion of the parent. When you can see fry wiggling around in the eggs, lower the air pressure on the air stone. Not aware of the size of the fish you mentioned, but Geophagen fry can take BBS immediately after egg sack absortion.


08-13-2007, 04:27 PM
Most likely the stress of the move caused her to drop all the eggs. Even if she still has some, it is not a problem, they may make it in the tank depending on the decor and tankmates.