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Old 06-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #1 
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Absolutely Amazing

Today I was emptying out my three foot tank so that I could start fishless cycling it. Anyways as I was sifting through the gravel (water looks like very dark tea because of the wood) I noticed something moving about. Thinking to myself that it looked like a fry but knowing it couldnít possibly be, I took a few minutes to catch what I thought would turn out to be a bug.

Imagine my surprise when that Ďbugí turned out to really be a tiny, baby fish.

I canít believe anything was alive in there. The tank water smells slightly putrid (there is no filter so it was sitting stagnant) and the water temperature was around 15-20 degrees because I took out the heater. However, there was an abundance of microworms and other microscopic bugs for it to eat so I assume that is how it has survived.

The only fish I can think the fry has come from is my group of Betta uberis that used to live in there. At the moment it is floating in a cup in my uberis tank warming up, and Iíve added some Prime because I know the ammonia was pretty high in my 3 foot tank when I last checked.

Iíve decided to go set-up a tank of its own because itís so small Iím afraid one of my adult fish will attack/eat it, plus it will be easier to feed and maintain. In the meantime I have christened it ĎMiracleí for obvious reasons.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #2 
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Wow! Awesome Miricle.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:46 PM   #3 
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:D Post pictures if you can!
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:49 PM   #4 
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Thats amazing! I'd love to see pictures!
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #5 
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Aww, Miracle is the perfect name for it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:56 PM   #6 
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I'll try. It's got visible pectorals and looks quite fish-like so it's not that young. It's got a new 'friend' in my Clown Killifish who is fascinated by what's in the cup.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:49 AM   #7 
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wow... its amazing that its survived! definitely a miracle! pics! :)
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #8 
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Nice story How long was the tank sitting like that?
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:14 AM   #9 
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Well little 'Miracle' survived a transfer into cleaner water and hopefully tonight should have Tupperware container of its own to swim around in.

The tank was sitting like that for at least a week and a half/two weeks. I think they must have been mouthbrooding like my rutilans since there was never a nest. I don't know how old it is.

I tested the ammonia in the big tank, and it was reading at 4ppm. Luckily the pH was less than 6 otherwise I would have no idea how that fish lived for so long.
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