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Fire bellied newt eggs

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Hi, I’ve just recently bought some firebellied newt eggs, the seller said that they are freshly laid but I was just wanting to check that they’re fertile, so does anyone know if these are fertile? Sorry that it’s not the best photo, Thanks x
 

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Hard to tell from that photo but I think a couple are bad.
 

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Hi,
Out of the 5 on the photo, 2 look good (the brown ones) and the other bad.
Difficult to say when they were laid since firebelly newts don't lay their eggs all at the same time.
 

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Hi,
Out of the 5 on the photo, 2 look good (the brown ones) and the other bad.
Difficult to say when they were laid since firebelly newts don't lay their eggs all at the same time.
Thank you, I was thinking the same thing but I’ve never had eggs before and I was finding it hard to find info about fertile/infertile x
 

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Also with eggs do you still change the water daily or is that just when they hatch?x
 

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If you keep them in a small water volume, it's better to change the water from time, to time (every other day is enough).
If they are in a bigger volume (around 1 liter) with lots of plants, no need to change the water so often.

If you have only 5 eggs, the emergency will be to separate the presumably good eggs from the other since bad eggs end up molding and this fungus could reach the good eggs.
 

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Hi thank you so much for the information, I’ve separated the brown ones from the other 3 so hopefully the good ones will stay good
 
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