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Fish or snail eggs? Maybe new additions to our tank.

Kids are freaking out! We’ve had our 10-gallon fish tank for about an year and no fish or snails have laid eggs. Yet the kids have always been hopeful that we will get a larger tank once the fish babies come. The drama of our fish tank go way back starting with tadpoles metamorphosed to African clawed frogs. Long story short: Rocket and Ribbit are buried outside our garage.

Once we saw a super tiny snail stuck on the aquarium glass, but it soon disappeared. Probably got eaten up by the bigger fish (not for sure but I have a hunch it’s the Betta). Since I’m a novice aquarium keeper, I had no expectation of our fish population growing.

I’ve been doing the bare minimum for our aquarium: cleaning every 2 weeks and feeding the fish crew every other night.

However, when I glanced over at the tank tonight, I discovered a cluster of little white balls attached to the leaf of our live plants. I quickly called the kids over to check them out. Omg. There was clapping, happy screaming, and loud talk of how to transfer the babies to safety into the spare tank.

Which will hatch? Fish or snails? It’s a mystery for now. If conditions are right, we’ll have an answer in in 3-5 days (that’s what I found by googling). I hope some will survive or the kids will shed tears again and beg me to get them new pets. Ahhhhhhh, no!

If they all survive, we may need to give some away. This subject was just brought up with Chris, and it was a big ‘No’ from both kids. Here we go on a new live science adventure.

The following are the stages of fish development from egg to fish:

  1. larvae
  2. fry
  3. fingerling
  4. fish

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

9 replies

  1. So cute. Good luck with the eggs. I think it is fish that lay eggs in clusters but what do I know? Look forward to seeing the science project/adding more fish to the tank so we can get a bigger tank fun to come. 🙂


    1. I welcome any guesses! A lot of times it’s the common sense things that turn out to be the right answer. I presume they’re fish eggs and I think I saw an eyeball, but you know the eyes see what it wants to see. lol
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing our excitement. If anything cool progresses, I will keep everyone updated.
      Have a great weekend!


    1. Will do! I am clueless about it too but I’ve been googling a lot of stuff. This happened at a perfect time because I was looking for a science project. Will update as soon as something appears, or not.
      Have a great weekend and take care!

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  2. Whooohooo! Can’t wait…everyone’s waiting with baited breath:) love you, P

    Sent from my iPad


    1. Lol! You crack me up. I can totally imagine you saying that. love it. We were very surprised and kids check the tank frequently. No appearances yet…Will update soon.
      Love you. Hope you are having a great start to the new year!


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