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Are these fish or frogs?

 
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Floating eggs woth larvae inside. This is from my pond. I've never seen a clump like this before.  Choices are native guppies or toads that just showed up. Also minnows. Bass, or perch.

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Look like frog eggs to me.

 
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Fish eggs do not float, they are laid on the bottom and they stay there unless eaten or swept away by high currents.

Those look like either frog or toad eggs as Tyler has said.

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Thanks . They are gone and I walked the bank. I saw guppies but no tadpoles.
 
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Somebody might have eaten them.  But there will almost certainly be more.

 
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I don't know how accurate this is, but as a kid I was taught that frogs lay their spawn in clumps, like in the photos, toads lay strings, and newts lay singly.
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:I don't know how accurate this is, but as a kid I was taught that frogs lay their spawn in clumps, like in the photos, toads lay strings, and newts lay singly.



You beat me to it! These are definitely frog eggs.
 
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