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Old 03-05-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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How could this happen?

What I thought were clown loach fry in my QT now look very much like rainbowfish.

I moved the 7 rainbowfish out of QT into the 75 gal at the end of September. I first noticed the tiny fry when I moved the clown loaches out of QT into the 75 gal at the end of January.

Do eggs take that long to hatch? I just assumed they were clown loaches, but boy was i wrong!

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Congrats on the rainbow fry. I am not at all surprised that they are not clown loaches....as far as I am aware, clowns need to be around 10" to spawn, and it is unheard of in home aquaria.
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congrats, I agree with toirtis. I have only read of one documented of clown loaches being breed in an aquarium. They were both around twelve inches length, and it was a complicated proccess.
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I am jealous. I can't wait for my tank to be ready for rainbows. I just have to be patient & let things settle in & get the plants established.

Congrats. What kind are they??
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Thanks everybody. Frog girl, they are Australian rainbowfish.

I'm just surprised at how long the eggs must have been in the tank before they hatched. Like I said, the rainbowfish were moved out of the QT tank at the end of September and the fry didn't show up until the end of January.
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yeah that does sounds pretty weird when they usually hatch in 7 days or so.

can the eggs be fertilized them dry up like brine shrimp eggs?? and then later be hatched??

It almost sounds like a plants or something was moved into that tank with the eggs already attached.
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