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  1. Exclamation The ever present plague


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    Some of you might remember the post I made about some mysterious eggs that seem to be floating on top of the waterline of my tank. Well, I removed almost all of them spare a tiny few I couldn't quite get out. I get up this morning to check on the tank and what do you know, the numbers have eggs have tripped!?! All I have in there is a single male Betta & live plants. I had a cherry shrimp in there to see how he'd go with the Betta but I ended up removing it. How is it they keep reappearing overnight?


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    Can you post a clearer photo? I don't think those are snail eggs, at least not the common small snails. Don't try to zoom in too close.

    I suppose none of these have "hatched" into anything?

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    Are you sure that the Betta is a male? Bettas can sometimes be tricky and what one thought was a female might turn out to be a male and what looked like a male can be extraodinary female.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    I'll try and post a clearer picture, that was from my phone camera. I'm fairly sure he's male, he has the 'beard' and all, I'll try and get a picture of him too. None of them have hatched as far as I can see.


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    That looks like a female to me, but I am not a Betta expert by any means; the fins do not look long enough for a male.

    The eggs would appear like Betta eggs, in a nest at the surface on a plant leaf.

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    That was my first thought too, though I'm no expert.

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    He's of the plakat variety which are short finned, they're old style bettas. From before all the selective breeding. Only problem is the males & females tend to get mixed up in stores. The eggs were originally on the top of the water attached to the leaves of my Thin Val but once I saw them I gave them a trim. The male is the one to make the nest for the female to lay her eggs in and I obviously do not have 2 bettas so would she still lay eggs without a nest? I just really want them to stop reappearing, they're grossing me out. I might have to contact the website I got him/her from.

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    This seems to be a rather thorough treatment on betta sexing. http://ausaqua.net/files/sexingbettas001.html

    Compare and contrast all these features and see if there is a strong story.

    If you really wanted to be sure you could temporarily move him/her and see if the eggs move too. The good news is if she is a she, and they are her eggs, she will probably eat them so you don't have to worry about taking them out.

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