Devario sondhii 6 week old fry

A pleasant surprise

While trying to get some photos of 6 week old Devario sondhii fry to see if the dark cleithral spot behind the gill opening was visible yet, I found a very pleasant surprise in the tank.

The L183 plecos (Ancistrus dolichopterus) that I picked up from Steve Parlin at the CAFE BAP auction back in April 2013 have fry! I haven’t been paying them too much attention because I thought they were still too young to spawn.

L183 Fry
Photo By Dennis Ball

I’ve been keeping them in 99% rain water with a large piece of drift wood. The tank is heated to 82 °F.

L183 Fry
Photo by Dennis Ball