As some of you know, Prince and Little Miss spawned June 7th. On the 9th I woke up at 4:30AM to find that half of the bubblenest was gone, and I saw neither eggs nor fry. I fell back asleep very disappointed. When I awoke again I was in an especially bad mood, until I looked at the tank. To my amazement I saw a teensy weensy itty bitty little fish dart back up to a now fully restored bubblenest! Whew! I had never been so relieved! I pressed my face to the glass and watched, all the while murmuring to Prince that I was sorry I doubted him. I also looked into the floating tupperware in the tank (having taken oldfishlady's advice and collecting the eggs off the bottom that prince missed to artificially hatch them) they were still just eggs. I didn't have high hopes for them since he refused to take them, thinking they were infertile. But what was the harm in trying?
So far, in all, I believe there are around 10 or 15 fry. All the eggs in the tupperware hatched (6 in all) and there are a few babies in the nest still. Prince is being a wonderful daddy, and I a paranoid fishy nana.
The fry were practicing their swimming skills the 10th, keeping daddy very busy, even though they only get about an inch before they tire. So CUTE!
So far this is the only picture I've gotten where you can actually tell it's a fish. There will be more to come as they grow and my camera can see them! Also, I'm on my phone so I can't resize and I don't know how big it's going to be, if it's messed up I'll fix it when I get to a computer!
3 day old fry: