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demonr6 06-13-2011 05:58 PM

I guess I am a father?
My acrylic pipes in my nano were getting funky so I took the canister filter out of service to take apart and clean everything. A whole host of baby snails which I terminated rather quickly were in there but as I poured the water out I found this.. WTH!

Process of elimination.. I have a school of six Celestial Pearl Danios, two ghost shrimp, one Olive Nerite snail and some random pond snails that hitchhiked. I am pretty sure I can eliminate everyone but the CPD's unless one of my plants is undergoing some miraculous evolutionary metamorphosis??

I have not seen any others swimming around so this must be the sole survivor. It has been in the canister filter for however long it takes to grow to that size. It is tiny but still quite visible to the naked eye even from four feet away where it swims in the little QT container.

Now, what do I do with it? I am not prepared to be a father, I am too young. Help!

AbbeysDad 06-13-2011 08:53 PM

If yer the father, you've taken this tropical fish hobby passion a bit too far!
Amazing it survived in the filter! So try and raise the fry....DAD.

GwenInNM 06-13-2011 09:00 PM

Adorable!!! Does is resemble you? I hope he makes it, how exciting! Name him Nemo!


demonr6 06-13-2011 09:48 PM

LOL. Well I had it in a QT container for a while and it was just sitting there doing much of nothing. The person who I bought the CPD's from contacted me and said it is at the stage where it can be in the tank and fend for itself since it is so densely planted. It has enough places to hide and it can find infusoria to feed on in the moss and such so back in it went.

It has been a few hours and I went looking and just spotted it darting about in the moss here and there. I sat there for a good ten minutes just enjoying it. Honestly I was more worried my moment of being one with nature would be tragically destroyed by one of the CPD's or the stupid ghost shrimp coming out of nowhere and eating it. Damn, now I have that in my head.. poor little thing will end up as a snack.

Good luck little Mephistopheles!! Let's see if you survive to see another day!

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