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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)21:37    Post subject: Mystery Fry Reply with quote

I recently cleared out my community tank of all predators because my Keyhole Cichlids spawned and the fry did really well. I have a few cory's a pair of flying foxes, 4 otos and the keyhole family in a heavily planted, CO2 injected 45 gal.

The strangest thing happened about 5 days ago. I started to notice about 10 very, very small fry that were nearly transparent swimming and dodging around the top of the tank right under the light. They have a round head with a very long tail in comparison and seem to be very strong swimmers.

Thinking they came in on some plants I bought recently, I felt no compulsion to try and feed them or keep them alive whatsoever. Now, 5 days later, they are still alive, larger and are taking on a brown appearance. What's more is that NEW ones are appearing at the top of the tank; small, transparent, big head and long tail just like the ones that I first saw.

I have no idea who is laying eggs! Can someone help me out here? The only thing I can think of is the flying foxes because the adults look closest to the mystery fry.

Can anyone offer help on identifying them?

Thank you!
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