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Hello all
today was a great day for me.
I have been watching my vent pair hang out in a film canister all day. I just went up to the room and noticed that only one, i think the female was still near the container. and there seemed to be some jelly around top of water line. I removed the container and woohoo 4 very small eggs. first thumbnail clutch ever. Now what do i do? 1.carefully scrape eggs, put in dish. 2. leave eggs in viv( i returned it to viv after water change) and remove tads

i want to raise them all myself i think thats what ill do. i am going to remove with scraping tool, and place in incubator on petri dish. either way my hopes are probably just up for nothing cause it seems that at least all my first 4 or so clutches have been bad.

To the woman of Quality captives
These vents u sold me are obviously very top notch, and i wish a pm from u because i want to completely overhaul my tadpole procedure. i cant stand to loose any more. ive lost over 30 tads ( azureus and galac) to bad water(i think)
 

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You could try partial water changes every day or two, or you can switch food types to change water quality.
 

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yeah i change a good amount of water, at least every two days. I was thinking about a new food source. i use tetramin flakes and ed tadpole powder( mainly). i cant figure out anything better than that, but ive been feeding it less, like every third day. and every 9 ninth day give the tetramin flakes
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Congratulations! Here are a few tips that I have learned. I have found vent eggs don't like being messed with. Leave them in the canister. However, watch for any eggs that might fungus over. They will turn white. Remove them. I keep on-hand various dental tools. This makes egg removal fairly easy. Try not to disrupt the other eggs and do your best not to 'demolish' the bad eggs. This will spread harmful bacteria etc. over the good eggs. I will usually 'wash' or rinse the eggs in the canister when I have to remove a bad egg. This is just a preventitive measure.
If you remove the canister from the tank, I have found success in simply storing it in a small Sterilite container. I will wad -up a papertowel and soak it in water. Place the PT in the Sterilite and then place the canister. Use the papertowel as a brace and try to keep the canister at a similar angle as it was in the tank. An incubator is not necessary and minimal disruptions except for the checking for bad eggs is best. Don't bother doing daily water changes. It's overkill. The tads should develop and can eat their way out of the gel casing.
Upon hatching I have raised my tads two different ways. The way of preference for me (at least now) is to use a small sterilite container, anacharis and an Oak leaf. The oak leaf will add some acidity to the water. I will place all (yes) the tads in this container. Purchase some Spirulina tables at a health food store and cut into eighths. Give the tads a few days in the water before introducing Spirulina. I feed about once a week. Vent tads are canabalistic though. I have raised vent tads in this manner for 3 - 4 weeks without problems. After a month, I remove the tads and house them individually. Water changes twice a week. Feed after water change.
I hope this helps!

Jon Werner
 

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when i say incubator all i mean is sterilite (or other box i keep eggs in). I have no real incubator, i dont even know what that would be exactly. but i like your method and thats the game plan. thanks joe
 

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i have a neat trick i use i cut a film canister in half and then place it in a whole one. then i lay or place the film canister where the cut half is always down. this allows to pull the half out when there is eggs.. when you cut it in half make sure you leave it like a water trough.

well my spelling sucks but hope you get the point
 
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