Fungus on Eggs

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    I have a 2 gallon tank laid with goldfish eggs. I did the manual procedure for male and female. Lucky i did, cause i think both of the females was going to die from exhaustion from the males. Nearly 3 days of chasing. After i milked them they settle right down.

    There is about 200 eggs but most of them have fungus on them. I can see around 20-30 eggs without fungus and can see two black dots in them, so they are fertilized.

    What should i do now? Try and remove the healthy ones into a new tank?
     
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    Simple answer.....Yes.
     
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    Well that wasn't easy lol
    Counted around 30, see how many survive at all
     
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    do u have aeration and circulation of water
     
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    Yep I have a airstone running. I try to keep water between 20 - 24C. I added some Tetra Safe and a tiny drop of Medifin for the fungus. Not sure if it's safe on eggs though.
     
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    cool did u transfered eggs from pond to tank after it was fertilized? yes i was gona say ppl recommend melathyle blue or any antifungul dye , it can b that those whitish eggs are not ferlilized either , happens majority wil b unfertilized . i think unfertilized r milky then they grow fungus
     
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    I first picked the females from the pond and squeeze out the eggs, likewise for the males. The eggs didn't change color, most just stayed the same, yellow and clear. The fungus appear on most the eggs, which were all infertile.

    The ones I painfully hand picked have 2 eyes and a tail.

    Will try get some Melathyle Blue. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Fungal infection of fish eggs is quite common place in nature.There are many chemical treatments available. If you opt to use Methylene Blue use it only as a dip and rinse the eggs afterwards. To ensure against any re-occurence, water movement must be provided.
     
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    Just check the plants in the pond, they are covered in eggs. However they seem infertile. The water past few days was around 11-14C, I'm guessing to cold?
    Can eggs survive until warmer temps?
     
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    do u have only goldfish? if so then u dont need to do any thing extra then there will b fry , only reason they get fungus or dont hatch is lack of waterflow and aeration but even in most suitable conditions , majority wil not hatch , thats nature , if u wana do business then thats another story u can learn ways how to maximize

    i think ur water is very cold can u have heater? maintain around 20C

    yes eggs hatch in warmer climate , in spring or summers , they shud hatch in a week , here they hatch in 4 days , depends on weather
     
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    Infertile....no. Fertile.....for a limited time.
     
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    Looks like the remaining eggs and have shrunk a little. I guess that's not good?
     
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    Nope. Evidently were not fertile.
     
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    Even if I can see 2 tiny black dots for eyes and a small black tail?
     
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    Well, that's different. The egg sacs are shrinking and will continue to do so as the embryos feed off of them.
     
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    Okay that's a bit of a relief, being nursing these past few days and was just about to give up.

    EDIT: One just hatched :)
     
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    I'm thinking of moving my 4 week fry outside into a large container before i put them into pond.
    Can fry survive in water with temps ranging from 13-17C? Is not the best summer here and can dip below 10's on some nights. Currently i keep the water in there tank at 19-24C.
     
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    Magzire, Fry survive cool weather fine, no need to push the temps. Rather a big temp diff between indoors and out, you might harden them off a few at a time. Keep a few favourites indoors for winter....
     
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    thanks for the info adavisus, have them out now.
     
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    The survivors, 9 in total. Not bad i guess from 20-30 eggs. Unfortunate i did kill a couple while cleaning :(
     

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