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Arrowana w/ mysterious jellybean like deposit
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arraquatic
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Location: Cape Coral/ Ft Myers Fl. Usa

PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)23:47    Post subject: Arrowana w/ mysterious jellybean like deposit Reply with quote

I have a 10 yr old silver Arrowana w/ 2 red hooks that have been together for 8 yrs. The past 3 days the Arrowana started acting strange, wouldn't eat and started hanging at the bottom of the tank curled up.
This morning I find a clump of unknown orange colored jelly bean size (est. about 50 or so) in the area where the Arrowana chilled at the bottom part of the tank.
Are they what I think they are (eggs). I do not know the reproductive aspect nor the gender of the fish, although I think it's a female. Can anyone enlighten me on this subject? I bought the Arrowana 1/2 inch long w/ it's sack still attached and weaned it to eat dry food from my hand and we consider it a part of the family.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.04.30(Fri)3:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrowana eggs do look like orange blobs so that is probably what they are.

Females will produce eggs but in the absence of a male they will be infertile. Just remove them from the tank.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.30(Fri)8:06    Post subject: arrowana eggs Reply with quote

Thanks for the fyi diademhill. It sucks to know that something beautiful won't be happening because of a missing element. I'm just wondering if it is edible or can be used as gourmet ingredient? Idea
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PostPosted: 2010.05.05(Wed)21:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

arraquatic wrote:
I'm just wondering if it is edible or can be used as gourmet ingredient?

If you mean like caviar or shad roe, then I would say maybe. Why don't you look into it? If it is a food item, or some sort of prized delicacy, there will be something about it on the net, you can count on it. Be careful eating anything that comes out of a home aquarium.

Also, I'd like to say congratulations on raising a 10 year old arowana from a yolk-sac baby. This is quite an accomplishment. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2010.05.06(Thu)2:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big is your tank and what is the stocking? thats one old arrowana.
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