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surprise FRY in with my plants!!!!

So went to Petsmart today and bought a bunch of moneywort, 2 anubias and 3 mossballs. Got home and went to put plants in quarantine and SURPRISE!!!! There was one lonely fry! I have no idea what it is but I think it is a guppy? I don't know! Its half an inch, has visible pectoral fins and clear and dark colored tail that looks like a guppy tail. Its body is fairly see through right now and it has big black eyes. I had a half gallon glass tea pot that I filled with clean water, treated it with stress coat + and vitachem and put one of the anubias and moneywort in there. I acclimated the fry for an hour and placed it in the clean water. It is swimming around like crazy exploring. I tried to feed it NLS the super tiny pellets but it spit them out since they were too big. I crushed them up and I think it ate some of that. It has a belly, so I can assume it ate something. I am trying to get pics of it but its really hard. It doesn't stay still! What should I do with it? How do I figure out what it is and how do I care for it?

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Oh cool! That's always fun and interesting haha, I'd like to see pictures of him if you could get them! We could probably help ID the fish as well.

I would say continue with the crushed NLS for now until we can figure out what it is. Clean water is great, just continue with what you've been doing so far, keep it heated and stuff and should be good ^^

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Get a bubbler in there asaP! if its a guppy they do not have labrith organs like gold fish, betta's and gourami's do!

Keep the little guy warm. Also Crushed finly crushed fish food with high protein is a good idea.

It could be a platy or molly fry, or even a sword tail fry. They all are live bears and all look the same when born. Sounds like it might be two three weeks old at the max.


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What temp should it be? What size home?

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Get a bubbler in there asaP! if its a guppy they do not have labrith organs like gold fish, betta's and gourami's do!

Keep the little guy warm. Also Crushed finly crushed fish food with high protein is a good idea.

It could be a platy or molly fry, or even a sword tail fry. They all are live bears and all look the same when born. Sounds like it might be two three weeks old at the max.
Goldfish do not have labyrinth organs. They should ALWAYS be kept in properly oxygenated water in proper sized tanks.

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Get a bubbler. Make sure to put it in a bigger tank as soon as you can.
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What size?? I have a spare 3.5

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What size?? I have a spare 3.5
3.5 should be fine for now.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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Well if its a guppy. Its gonna need some friends when its older. good rule is 1 male. Needs 2-3 females.
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Goldfish do not have labyrinth organs. They should ALWAYS be kept in properly oxygenated water in proper sized tanks.
Gold fish was a typo.... I wanted to put good fish like... but it turned Good to gold and killed the like @_@


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10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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