Oh God, I have this horrible feeling that yesterday I threw my oldest rutilans female in the bin when I drained and removed all the leaf litter from their tank. I checked through it a couple times and I usually can feel if I have a fish in my hands, but all the fish in there look the same and so I'm not sure if one fish is here or one of her offspring.
There's one that sort of looks like her but its topline doesn't seem as bumpy. I am going to seriously cry if I threw her in the bin accidentally. After my heater cooked two of my fish last night I am not having a very good fish room week.
I so hope that this fish turns out to be her. I'm going to round everyone up again today and put them in a clear glass so I can see them better.
I know. I have had her and her male two years now, and I nearly lost them from velvet at the start of the year. They were my first ever breeding pair of wilds and if I have lost her like that I am just going to be kicking myself for ages.
I knew I shouldn't have rushed through it yesterday but I thought I had everyone out of the tank.