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LionHart
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Well I'm baffled.

I was doing a water change in my 55 gallon S. altuvei tank this morning when I saw a tiny fry swimming near the surface.
At first I didn't know what to think... my brain quickly ran through all the possibilities.

Then I realized, there was no possibilities!

I haven't fed my altuvei any feeders for months.
This fry can't be more than a couple weeks old.

Besides, when I do feed the occasional feeder, they're egg layers, not live bearers, and I feed them one at a time.
That rules out the "Deposit eggs and fertilize" possibility.
Besides, any feeder that I throw in lasts like 2 seconds.
 

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hm........ yeah i don't know how it could have happened then either. are you sure it's a fry and not some insect larva?
 

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LionHart
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:laugh: Yeah, it's a fry.
 

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LionHart
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I've got it in a glass right now.
I'm gonna get it in a small tank today.

I'm just blown away by this.
 

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This is INCREDIBLE!
not only is your fish homaphroditic, you are the first person to succesfully accomplish "breeding" S. Altuvei in captivity ever!
We wanna see ASAP!
 

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LionHart
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I tried taking a pic of him, but since he's presently in a glass... it wouldn't work

I'll try one later.
 

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Yeah, that's another nutty thing, there's just one!

I dunno.
This one's really got me stumped.
 

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That's insane! Maybe you have a nice story now for the newspaper interview!

Of course, we are waiting on those pictures.
 

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I can't seem to snap a pic of the guy.

I've still got him in the glass... I know I can't keep him there, he's really just a pain in my ass!
I want him to grow though so I can put an end to the mystery and see what kind of fish he is.

I wanna know what species of fish appears out of nowhere.
 
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