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07-18-2019 04:23 PM
Betta_addict36 So I just returned from a week long trip and my has this guy grown! Its probably 2 to 3 times as big as before and is starting to show of quite some color. But... It looks like a red wag sword 😞 its hard to tell when the fry is so little but it would make sense:I was temporarily housing two red wags- one male one female- in the tank right before I found this one. I didn't see any signs of pregnancy in the female and she didnt even seem boxy at all so I didn't think it was a fry from her but now im thinking it probably is...
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07-09-2019 07:53 PM
Betta_addict36 The little guy is getting SO big!! He loves his new live food (microworms) and has started to come up to the developer sometimes to eat!!!😍 his color hasn't developed a whole lot more but im sure it will! Attachment 963984
Sorry- photos super fuzzy 😕
07-07-2019 04:24 PM
Betta_addict36 Got back from a trip last night and the fry is much bigger! I think he's starting to get some more color too. My microworm culture developed while i was gone and the little fry loves them! I did lose a very loved dish while I was gone so I am quite sad right now but it helps to know that the fry is healthy and happy.
06-30-2019 09:10 PM
Betta_addict36 Awe that stinks, im Sorry that happened to you 😕 Its always hard when you put so much work into something and it just falls short.
06-30-2019 06:59 PM
AccaliaJay Congrats on the fry! XD I had something similar happened with crayfish. Unfortunately our move ended up killing my survivors. Good luck :)
06-30-2019 11:34 AM
Betta_addict36 Oh okay that makes sense. In this circumstance I actually do understand why the fry was stressed because it spent 3 weeks in a tank without being cared for while trying to hide from swords. Once the swords were out of the tank I adjusted quite a few different things in the tank and changed the water since I didnt realise therw was any life in the tank. Now that I realise the fry is there I've added more plant for the fry to hide in and since it seems to have ich I've been treating it. Hopefully that should help to get it under control.
06-30-2019 10:39 AM
bluesamphire As i understand it, ich is a parasite that gets on board when the fish is stressed and feeling under the weather because of the stress.

A bit like how humans are more likely to catch a cold or develop a coldsore when they are run down and stressed.

Fish can get stressed by a lot of things - temperature fluctuations, too little or too much food, poor water conditions. So ich can be in the tank for a while, but it doesn’t get a hold and affect the fish until stress makes the fish susceptible. Hope that makes sense.

Once you have ich appear on your fish, it is always a good idea to think back to what the circumstances were that could have triggered the outbreak, and then try to avoid those particular circumstances again.
06-29-2019 10:45 PM
Betta_addict36 Thanks I just learned alot! Does that mean that ich is not, in fact, csused by overstressing fish? I've heard this at the pet store time and time agaon but if its a parasite i don't see how stress would play a role.
06-29-2019 07:22 PM
bluesamphire ich is a pain.
Don't be lulled into a false sense of security. It won't have gone.
Different parts of the life cycle are visible, and others are invisible.

So don't let up on the treatment, or allow it to dilute with water changes, until you are sure that the whole lifecycle has been dealt with.

Hope that helps!
06-28-2019 06:57 PM
Betta_addict36 Haha! White spots are all gone and the fry is happily swimming around his tank and has been eating well today. Got some frozen brine shrimp to add to the mysis shrimp and have been giving the fry a drop every few hours or so and I've added a Cory cat and some pond snails to the tank for cleanup (since corys seem to be immune to ick from my experience and I have an abundance of the snails so im not too worried if one or two dies, as bad as that sounds 😬). Am gonna continue to treat the tank for the rest of the 7 day just to be safe. Also added a clump of duckweed for the fry to have some coverage near the top of the thank. The fry is starting to show more color too and it gets quite excited when I shine my light into the tank for mealtime!! Attachment 963688 Attachment 963690 Attachment 963686 Attachment 963692
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