Its been a happy, but shocking day. I was sadly removing a sickly female guppy today from my 100 gallon community tank. I keep them there while pregnant, and then slowly acclimate them to my 20 gallon guppy tank.
My community tank has all sorts of fish. 1 HUGE Angelfish, 2 Sail-Tail Platty's, 2 Sunset Platty's, 2 Kissing Fish, 1 Sunset Garami (sp?), 1 Placo, 4 Neons, 1 Korey Cat, 2 Stick Fish, 2 Male Guppies, and 4 Female Guppies.
Whew...ok back on track...So I was removing my sick female, when all the sudden, swimming at the top of my tank was one, single, tiny guppy fry, maybe 1/4th inch long. I started going crazy! My boyfriend was there at the time, and ran to grab me a cup and net. I immediately rescued the fry and put him in the jar, just in time too, because the kissing fish were becoming VERY interested in the tiny fish.
Its a sort of miracle I tell you! I honesty have no idea where this little guy came from. None of my female guppies are anywhere near spawning. I can only assume he was a product of one of the female I removed a few weeks ago. She was very very pregnant, ready to spawn any day. I put her down into my guppy tank, but she didn't acclimate well, regardless of my carefulness, and only lasted a few more days.
Also, how the heck did he survive?? There are some HUGE fish in that tank compared to him, I must have caught him at just the right time and place.
So far, I have not been able to locate any more guppy fry. Right now, "Lucky" is down acclimating slowly to my guppy breeding net down in the tank. I think in another week or so he may be big enough to swim freely in the guppy tank.
Just wanted to share the wonderful joy!