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Why Eggs Don't Hatch

In some situations, you can make changes and help the eggs along.

By Mary Bailey |

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We’ve all been there. Our fish lay eggs — either by chance or after hard work conditioning them and providing optimal conditions — and then the eggs don’t hatch. This is frustrating (often even for the unintentional breeder), but the reasons for the problem may not be obvious. With a little detective work, however, it is usually possible to narrow down the likely cause. Many possible reasons can be ruled out completely.

Want to read the full story? Pick up the March 2010 issue of Aquarium Fish International today.

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