Our new winter pond


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FRY I.D. - I am now convinced that our fry aren't from the plant shipment... I was watching them yesterday, through the magnifying glass, and they behave EXACTLY like my celestial pearl danios. They chase each other and square off, circling each other and quivering, just like the adults! So weird, they're no bigger than slivers!
 
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Sad day.... Last night I watched the three fry, active, and swarming to me for food (which I can't believe that they learned to associate me with food so quickly!). And this morning, I only found ONE baby in the tank! The arrangement is such that they can't jump out, and there is no filtration that would suck them up. I couldn't find the bodies either. I searched and searched with a headlamp and magnifier. Now I have one lone fry. :cry:
 
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....and this morning the last fry passed away. :cry: I think my mistake was using a plant from our outdoor water garden in their tank, and that there may have been aquatic parasites that did them in. When I found the body of the last one it looked like there was something attached to it.
 
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Thanks everyone. I just feel like such a bad mom! I put that plant in there so they could have some cover, and to provide some micro goodies for them to eat until they were big enough to take other foods. **Sigh** So lesson learned the hard way. I think if I ever happen to spy and catch fry again (before their parents eat them!), that I will place them inside a breeder's net right inside their tank. So I can be assured of water quality with no parasites.
 

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