I've been travelling a lot between mid-May and mid-July, and I'm finally home for the summer and able to focus attention on my fish again. With that, I've also finally had another
As an aside, I'm a bit relieved to find so many bad eggs even at the moment of collection, which means the cloudy eggs may already exist before I harvest them and thus maybe my harvesting method is not solely responsible for eggs turning white. Also, this time I did wait a day to collect the eggs, so that if there were bad eggs at the time of spawning, some of those may disintegrated before I harvested. It's still possible that some of the eggs I observed as bad may have died when I lifted the mop out of the tank, although it's obvious from my video that there are white bad eggs just floating around in the tank, no fault of mine.
I had good hatching last time from that big spawn, but still eventually lost all the fry, I think because the food fell through the floor of the German breeder ring. So this time I will hatch the eggs in the ring, them move the fry to a solid-floor box with a silk fabric cover over the outlet sponge so that fry can't burrow into the sponge and die inside the sponge.
Hopefully I'm successful!
Amblydoras nauticus Collecting eggs through a false floor