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    Yesterday, after a water change for my 40B tank, I noticed some of the plants were "pearling", in a sense, quite a bit, particularly a mass of moss I have in there (still not sure where that came from, but I like it). As I was watching more closely I found a single fry hanging out in the moss - a nice surprise. This is the tank where my diamond tetras bred before and I had 2 fry make it to adults. So I'm guessing that this might be another diamond. Tonight, there are 3 fry!

    I can't get them to show up in a pic as they're either too far in the moss, or when they swim out a bit, they're too clear to be seen. Sure am hoping these make it long term as I'm down to only 4 adults now. So much fun to see these.

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    That is a great surprise indeed! Congrats on the fry. Hope they can hide our long enough to make it past the "snack" phase.
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    Congrats on the new fry, Sue!....I'm always searching my tanks for that kind of surprise (not counting livebearer fry, those surprise no one, lol)
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    Yeah, with live bearers it would be more of a surprise not to find fry. But it's still fun to watch even live bearer fry make it to adults. My one duplicareus cory fry I found last fall is still going strong and it's about half the size of the adults now. Wishing I would see another few of these. But I've removed most of the dwarf sag jungle that was in there so there's much less protection now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    But it's still fun to watch even live bearer fry make it to adults.
    This is true, I've got lots of endler fry, and it's fun to see the males begin to color up, and see what patterns they'll have
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    An air-driven sponge filter is great for tiny fry, they can graze on the micro critters that live on and around the sponge.

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    Congrats on your surprise fry, Sue! Hope all 3 will grow out for you.
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    Congrats Sue awesome surprise indeed.

    If you really wanted more fry you could always throw a breeding mop in the tank and then check for eggs in a day or so then remove and hatch the eggs in a small tank like 5g or 10
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    A nice surprise, indeed! I had a nice surprise awhile ago when I spotted a single White Cloud Minnow fry swimming around in my 20-gallon high, with the adults, who left it alone. It's an adult, now. I had no idea any of my minnows had bred in the tank, as I wasn't trying to breed them. Also nice is when I introduce five or six shrimp into the tank and end up with a dozen or more due to breeding. And my snails are always reproducing. Fortunately, I like snails in my tank, and they help keep it clean. These are all freebies that we would otherwise have to pay for if we bought them from an LFS. It also indicates there are good conditions inside of our tanks when breeding takes place.
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    Thats awesome, congrats.
    Always nice to get a surprise like that hidden in the substrate

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