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baby fish in my tank...but i have never had fish!

lol I have spotted a few baby fish in my tank today.The funny part is i have yet to add fish to my tank!lol All i have is 12 cherry red shrimp. I have seen 3 or 4 tiny baby fish swimming around. They must have come in as eggs on some plants i got off this forum. I hope they survive, I'm excited to see what they grow up to be.
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Very cool! Hope they are something cool!

Something so expensive and addictive HAS to be illegal. I'm just waiting for the police to break down my door and confinscate my fish food.
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wow...keep us posted. I love stories like this.
What do they look like to you?
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Yes if you could get a picture that would be great. What are is there size?
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they are tiny! and look clear with with a darker head... they seem to stay in the same place and just hover in the middle area of the tank... my digital camera is point and shoot, pictures wouldnt come out
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Are you sure they aren't mosquito larva? I once dug a pond for someone, and they were so excited about the little "fish" that some how appeared in it. Turned out they were mosquito (I told her to get Goldfish). I think mosquito wigglers are all black though.

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That's awesome. My brother had a similar thing happen... he set up a tank for tiger barbs and ended up infected with rainbowfish fry from the plants I sent him. He's got six healthy baby fish growing strong in his tank. Of course, this means soon he'll have to get ANOTHER tank to house these guys so he can get his tiger barbs... yea, he's just so upset over that.

Good luck raising the baby fish! Let us know what they turn out to be.
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I ended up with a few pygmy cories that must've come in the same way. Very neat...

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I once had a tiny White Cloud Mountain Minnow show up in a tank. Must have been a fertile egg on a plant i purchased as that tank never had them before.

It sure is fun to have a surprise/mystery like that!





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When its is facing me the eyes look big and bright green... wierd, almost like the whole head is glowing neon green but then the body is clear...
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Skeeter larvae hang at the water surface (most species) until spooked, but that would be my first thought too. Congratulations!


Talk about fathers not having to work hard to make babies!
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