My SI's laid their first clutch of eggs about a month ago. They all went bad, but that might have been something stupid I did (not going into that admission just now
Anyway, six days ago they laid another large clutch in the bottom of a film cannister, around 15 eggs. The male has been very good about guarding them and is almost always in with them or perched on top.
The eggs were obviously going bad, swelling up and turning white, with the jelly getting cloudy.
A few minutes ago I chased him off and pulled the cannister out of the viv, planning to dispose of the eggs. Of course I checked them the best I could before I did anything. It kind of looks like 3-4 of the eggs all the way at the back are developing. I put the cannister back in the viv while I am typing this.
Now, for my question. Should I remove the cannister and pull the eggs? That's the only way I'll be able to check if any of them are good. If I leave the eggs with the parents and there are developing tads, will the 3-4 good eggs be overwhelmed by the 12 bad eggs and kill them? So, is it best to try and remove so many molding eggs? I have had success at raising a batch of vent eggs, but I was hoping to let the parents take care of these. Or should I try to remove as many bad eggs from the front as I can and put the cannister back in the viv? I just don't want the bad eggs to ruin good eggs (if there are any).
Of course, this could all be moot and the seemingly developing eggs could just be wishful thinking on my part. I once saw movement in the water in my Basti tank and got excited until I looked closer and realized it was a stinking snail in the water!