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MonteCarlo 02-24-2013 01:29 PM

little bug in my tank?
 
Ive got a 10g NPT, and recently discovered a bug in my tank, theres also two of them in my "trimmings bucket" where i jus toss plants into a bucket under a light. To me, they kinda look like tiny baby guppies, but more rigid. they got a tiny spherical (i guess) head with two eyes, and a straight back that ends in a point. like a head ona rigid stick.

Should i be worried?

SeaHorse 02-24-2013 03:37 PM

Any chance of posting a photo? Sounds very interesting.

MoneyMitch 02-24-2013 04:08 PM

sounds like a tadpoll (spherical head 2 eyes and a strait back that goes to a tail like a point) thats my guess anyways.

MonteCarlo 02-24-2013 07:23 PM

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps84dd42bc.jpghttp://i959.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps01f03413.jpg


I know they kinda look like guppy fry, and i DID just recently buy a few guppies from a store (all males), in which ONE baby guppy did get in the bag... but i really dont think these pictures are guppy fry. It wouldnt make sense for them to be in my trimmings bucket, and they dont *swim* like a fish does. They look very rigid, insect-like... kinda like teleporting thru the water, not a swimming movement with flow.

Byron 02-25-2013 01:19 PM

Hard to tell, but could well be fish fry. Any chance of a video so we can see their movement?

Kuddos 2 U 02-25-2013 04:45 PM

I am pretty sure that it is a fish fry of some sort. Just a guess btw:-)

MonteCarlo 02-25-2013 07:44 PM

video-2013-02-25-19-06-57_zps62f9ff76.mp4 Video by chrisremijas | Photobucket


can you see this if you ctrl+click it???
After looking now, it does seem more to be a guppy fry. It still makes no sense how it (and one other for sure) is in there, they would have had to attached themselves to a few plant trimmings as i transferred them. Theyre also been in there for over a week, with no heater, no added food, and water thats a tad dirty as u can see.

Byron 02-25-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonteCarlo (Post 1445190)
video-2013-02-25-19-06-57_zps62f9ff76.mp4 Video by chrisremijas | Photobucket


can you see this if you ctrl+click it???
After looking now, it does seem more to be a guppy fry. It still makes no sense how it (and one other for sure) is in there, they would have had to attached themselves to a few plant trimmings as i transferred them. Theyre also been in there for over a week, with no heater, no added food, and water thats a tad dirty as u can see.

Yes, that is a fry. Can't tell the species:lol: but it is a fish.

You would be amazed at the amount of microscopic food around plants, wood, rock, etc in an aquarium. Some fry often survive, if they are not themselves eaten by other fish.

If you want to ensure these survive, crush some flake food and mix it in the water so it sinks.

Byron.


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