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Rob in Puyallup 10-26-2012 03:36 PM

Mysterious fish fry
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Feeding and observing my Crystal Red Shrimp last night then suddenly realized that I had at least five very small fish, just hatched from eggs.

Thing is, the only wildlife that lives in this tank is shrimp and snails and some plants. I received some moss as well as some "floaters" from a couple RAOK packages recently. The plants didn't go through a quarantine, I just put them in the tank when their packages reached tank temperature.

This could be very fun! Can you find the fish?

AVN 10-26-2012 04:12 PM

Worst. Picture. Quality. Ever.


Is that silverish dot a fish?

GMYukonon24s 10-26-2012 04:58 PM

It's a guppy LOL idk

Rob in Puyallup 10-26-2012 10:31 PM

It's a great picture guys! Lol!

It's a very small fish that moves very fast... and it's not a guppy.

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ChadRamsey 10-26-2012 10:53 PM

i would contact the person that you got the plants from and ask them what it could be

CatSoup 10-26-2012 11:13 PM

Man...the only bonuses I get from my plants are snails and duckweed. *kicks rocks*

Rob in Puyallup 10-27-2012 01:22 AM


Originally Posted by CatSoup (Post 2057959)
Man...the only bonuses I get from my plants are snails and duckweed. *kicks rocks*

I'd share if I could!


@marko@ 10-27-2012 01:50 AM

now i dont know anything about killifish, but im pretty sure that their eggs have pretty long incubations, and can survive in small quantities of water for that period and can be shipped (there is an aquabid section for their eggs), so it could have been killies' eggs on the plants that then hatched in your tank.

Rob in Puyallup 10-27-2012 02:02 AM

I'm hoping for something cool and ultra exotic, but thinking they'll turn out to be Zebra Danio. Either way, I'll post pictures as they grow.

They're eating First Bites like little piggies right now.

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PlantedRich 10-27-2012 03:14 PM

Do you get the feeling that fish sometimes have a way of breeding and surviving in spite of all we do. So many of us think it is BECAUSE of what we do!

Rob in Puyallup 10-28-2012 02:51 AM

They do have a way of surprising us!

...and so everyone knows...

I got in contact with one of my Crystal Shrimp suppliers. Told him the good news that one of my Crystals gave "birth" today (a first for me!), and told him about the mysterious fish that were born a couple days back.

He had news too. He had unexpected fish fry as well...

We put 2 and 2 together. He sends Java moss with his shrimp, the moss comes from a separate tank, in it are Celestial Pearl Danios. He didn't know that the CPD's had mated.

We both do now!

I'm very pleased to say the least!

ValMM 10-28-2012 03:01 AM

Ooh, CPDs are pretty fish! That is very exciting!

@marko@ 10-28-2012 03:08 AM

congrats. i think CPDs are awesome fish.

Rob in Puyallup 10-28-2012 03:09 AM

Very, stunningly pretty!

I have some in one of my other tanks... shame that the adults spend so much time hiding behind the plants, the fry swim right out in the open!

Rob in Puyallup 10-28-2012 09:49 PM

Any batch of eggs hatched overnight... at least 10 fishes now!

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