Emerald Rasbora eggs

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    Hi everyone,

    So this morning I found 4 Emerald Rasbora eggs - moved them to a moss tank. Really hoping for more and that I can raise the fry. Been searching for these guys forever. I managed to get 8 about 2 or 3 months back but i am down to just 2 currently. I actually gave up on them but decided I had to give it one last try.

    Will post a pic of an egg tonight. Just hope they are fertile.
     
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    That's awesome @TheGrissom !!

    Good luck.
    I love those little guys
     
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    Awesome, good luck!
     
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    No fry yet but here is one of the eggs I found yesterday morning

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    Still no fry that I can see but its still too early. I think another 3 or 4 days until the possibility of free swimmers. I found another 4 eggs this evening which I moved to the hatching tank
     
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    Found my first fry last night. Will post a short video of the little guy tonight.
     
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    Just found a second fry. My mom in law thinks she saw a third but I cant confirm.
     
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    Yepee!!!!

    Absolutely awesome, well done and... keep counting!!!
     
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    Can confirm 3 fry now
     
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    Congrats @TheGrissom, so about 10 days for them to pop? If they anything like rainbows you will have a higher count from here on.

    Following this...
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    Something like that yes. I dont think I will get as many as rainbows - smaller fish, closer to my celestials. If I go by my cpds then somewhere between 3 and 10 usually
     
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    Time for an update - there are lots of fry. Counted this morning and it was 16. looks like a whole lot hatched yesterday. Looking forward to trying to raise as many as possible to adulthood
     
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    Nice!!! how will you be handling the different sizes from batches? or do you think they are no threat to each other?
     
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    I have them in 2 different tanks. The ones of about 2 weeks are much larger than the newly hatched ones. I counted 11 in their tank yesterday. Just before I fed the newly hatched ones tonight I counted 18. I am not sure how many of these will survive though as they dont have much moss in their tank but there is lots of algal growth on the glass so there will be plenty of micro organisms. There is a handful of moss but the newly hatched fry are all in the back corner just below the surface so it isnt adding much value in my opinion.
     

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