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  1. #1

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    Default Pleco eggs? But they're not in a cave...?


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    So I was watching some baby shrimp fly (er, swim...they look like they're flying to me!) around my aquarium tonight, and I spotted a small cluster of what looks like green eggs amongst some moss at the top of my driftwood. They aren't snail eggs (way way too big), and they're not shrimp eggs (there are too many there...and they're bigger than shrimp eggs). The only other option are my bn plecos, but I thought they would only lay in caves?

    Any ideas? I tried getting a picture or two, but they're not showing up very well in my pictures.

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
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    Pleco eggs are orange, not green. Occasionally a clump will get kicked out of the cave, if that happens the best bet is to put them in a net breeder somewhere near a filter or airstone to circulate water through the net. They'll hatch just fine on their own (provided they're fertile,) the male mainly protects the eggs/fry from predators until they're completely developed and ready to wander off on their own.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
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    Odd. I wonder what they could be then.

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
    Merry Christmas!!!!  :) - Ellen4God 

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    If they hatch you'll find out... Even regular brown BN eggs are orange, and so are the newly hatched fry until they finish absorbing the yolk sacs. The super reds pretty much stay the same color, while brown, calico, or albino fry show their respective colors (or lack thereof) after a week or so.
    Cherry shrimp eggs are green, but obviously nowhere near the size of BN eggs. A small clump from a young female would be about the size of a nickel, a larger clump from a more mature female about the diameter of a quarter. The individual eggs are relatively large, and so are the fry when they hatch. Baby cherry shrimp are difficult-impossible to see unless you're almost nose-to-glass on the tank. BN fry aren't such a strain on the eyes, even wigglers are about the size of a half-grown shrimp.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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