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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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My observant son

I was pulling some snails out of my 75 gal tank today and my son wanted to hold one. After nothing happened for a minute, I told him to toss it in the turtle tank. He then asked me what was in the 10 gal tank (QT tank) and I said "Nothing, but some snails." He went over to look and said he saw a fish. Well, I pulled all the fish out a couple weeks ago, but curiosity over came me and I went to look. What do you know, there was a baby fish in there. Not sure what kind it is at the time. I had killis in there about 6-7 weeks ago. Then I drained approx 95% to prepare for the next batch of fish to be QT, celestial danios. Those were moved about 2 weeks ago to another tank also. I put the fry in our 5.5 gal for now to let it grow out until I can make a positive ID. Here's a pic of the fry and the tank (my son took both pics )


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 08:27 PM
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Are you talking about Galaxy Rasboras when you say "Celestial danios" If so there is a pretty good chance that the fry is a Rasbora. I moved mine to a temporary tank for a week and now I have 6 tiny fry. It seems like they breed after a major water change.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 08:28 PM
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Wow that's a neat little surprise and what an observant son you have.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, Galaxy rasboras. I almost drained the tank to clean it over the weekend, but I was too busy studying for finals this week. I took my last exam yesterday and was planning on cleaning the tank before I left for vacation this weekend. I'm glad we found the fish rather than siphoning everything out and possibly flushing it.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 11:48 AM
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That doesn't look like a CPD fry to me, and I've had fry several times.
The body of this fry looks much longer, I say it's a killi.
Killi eggs can survive (sometimes even do better after) dry but moist periods.
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My first thought was a killi egg survived and hatched also.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:01 PM
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Yup, probably the killies. I'm still getting fry after I sent you the last of my adults. Even saw a new one as of yesterday. Seems killies and java moss never really leave a tank once introduced.
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