We counted seven hanging outside their shell at once. I might have lost some before realizing they were there since I was actually doing some shell scrubbing during today's PWC
. Two of the caudopunks' three shells were removed from the tank and cleaned in a bucket and the third I left in and cleaned in place -- don't really know why -- but that's the one we found the fry in later. I checked my bucket after the fact and found no fry, so I suspect the mom slurped them into the protection of her mouth before I removed those shells if there were any in there.
How big is a neolamprologus caudopunctatus brood usually?