I'm starting to think that my life with fish will never be dull. I'm cycling a 6 gallon bow front tank for my first Betta and it's about half way through the cycle. Today, I was looking closely at the tank to see how the plants were doing and thought I was dreaming when I saw a couple of teeny tiny transparent fish darting around! It finally hit me that the two small water sprite that I moved over from my other tank must have had some hitchhikers
My other tank has Bloodfin Tetra and Zebra Danio, and I'm thinking the better possibility is the Danios because several of them have appeared to be pretty full of what I assumed were eggs. I've never seen fry yet in the bigger tank so I'm guessing the two schools of fish are taking care of any overcrowding issues before they occur.
I immediately did a 75% water change and took out the little piece of shrimp I was using for ammonia source. I tested the water yesterday and the levels were about .25 ammonia, .25 nitrite and only the amount of nitrate that is in my tap, I wasn't using much shrimp in such a small tank so the levels never really got too high so I suppose that's how they survived.
What the heck do I do for these little guys? I've only got flake food, dried bloodworms, and betta pellets here at the moment. So far I've only seen two of them, I don't know if any more will appear (there are a lot of hiding spaces in there). Fortunately for them, I've got a sponge filter in there, but otherwise, I'm kind of clueless here on how to keep them alive (and what to do with them if they survived, I'm already pushing overstocking in the other tank).
Any help will be appreciated!