06-06-2013, 08:56 PM
06-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Ok, during my weekly water change yesterday, I noticed what I thought was a white-ish shrimp swimming against the flow of the fresh water from the python...
Then I saw it again after I was done with the PWC, darting in and out of the plants...
Got the magnifying glass out, and saw that it was a tiny fish!...I got my wife to verify, since she has younger (and better) eyes than me, and she said it looked like a miniature version of our x-ray tetras!
In the fuzzy cell phone pic below, you can see him in the middle of the pic between the rocks, if you look carefully:
[IMG] http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ppy7/tetra.jpg [/IMG]
What the heck?...where did he come from?...I mean, I know about the birds and the bees (and the fishes), but this little 10 gallon is in no way a breeder tank...
I have not noticed any of the 7 tetras acting funny or anything...or looking fatter than the rest...or hiding like it was trying to give birth or lay eggs or whatever...haven't even looked up how tetras reproduce yet...
He is the only one I've seen, I guess if one of them gave birth, the rest of the fry got gobbled up by the fatty platys or are hiding in the house deco...
On a side note, I'm getting in my dwarf water lettuce today....haven't posted a pic of the tank recently, so will do after I have my new floating plants in there
06-14-2013, 04:00 PM
woohoo! what a great surprise :D
06-14-2013, 04:19 PM
Congratulations! It's always exciting to find fry. Are you sure it's not a platy fry? Just so you know, platys are livebearers and tetra lay eggs.
When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
06-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Why didn't the pic come out?...anyway, Angie said it looked like a tetra, all I could tell was that it was a tiny fish...I THOUGHT both of my platys were female, but not sure now...one of them is really fat, I just thought she was a glutton....
Going to try to post the pic again
06-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Last edited by Slaphppy7; 06-14-2013 at 04:41 PM.
06-14-2013, 04:43 PM
Congrats on the fry! Whatever it is, you're lucky. Wish my fish would breed on a whim and out of the blue (If they do, I don't know about it.) ;P
Also, to address your [img] issue. Bring the end brackets in to touch the link, instead of leaving a space. That should fix it.
IE: [img] -> http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ppy7/tetra.jpg <- [/img]
Last edited by KevinVA; 06-14-2013 at 04:46 PM.
06-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the pic tip Kevin...yes, this was totally unexpected...not sure what to do now?...and, who knows how many of them I've sucked up when using the python...I AM careful, try to watch closely, don't want to suck up my RCS...
06-14-2013, 05:02 PM
You can use a mesh bag or net on the end of your siphon if you have small animals you'd rather not suck up. I do that for my RCS/rabbit snail tank. I have a ton of babies in there I don't want sucked up. You can pick them up pretty cheaply at Petsmart. They're in the filter media section and are filter media bags.
Last edited by KevinVA; 06-14-2013 at 05:13 PM.
06-14-2013, 05:14 PM
I already modified the pick-up tube....sealed off the end and drilled a bunch of small holes in it...
I got in the dwarf water lettuce, and they sent me a bunch of them, maybe 15 or so...was only supposed to get 6...not sure if I like all of them in there, kind of crowded...may weed some out later