Well yet again i discovered goldfish fry in the external filter (about a month ago now). I couldn?t bear the thought of pouring them down the drain and besides Mr J fell for them in a big way. He?s in awe at how they managed to survive the filter so I have them in a nursery tank (really useful storage box) with a tiny fluval 2 (in a pop sock so it cant suck them in). Even on the lowest setting the filter buffets them about, they will be healthy swimmers should I be able to raise them. 1 is about 1.5 cm, 2 are a touch smaller and 2 are absolutely weeny, they look like eyelashes with big eyes. I haven?t told Mr J how big a tank they are going to need yet, I?ll let him figure that one out on his own
Just a quick update, I have three left now ferreting about in the weed, whether is the same three im seeing or two are just really good at hiding I don?t know, but the three I can see are going great guns.
I would love to pop some pics on to show you my tidgy babies but apart from them being tiny they are also very nimble when it comes to shooting off into the elodea. As soon as they get a little bigger i will have another go at getting a decent pic.
Here?s a pic i took earlier today. Im down to two babies now, this is the biggest at about 2.5 cm, it hasn't grown too much in length but has filled out beautifully and seems to be going from strength to strength.