So which one of the British LOL group planted a different baby fish in my River Tank yesterday then? Come on, hands up!
No, seriously - I was just relaxing in front of the River Tank and looking out for the Sewellia lineolata
fry that we transferred last night, when something caught my eye on the sand behind a hunk of bogwood. It appears to be yellow and black vertically striped, it's proportions fairly elongate, and probably currently about 4-5mm long. At first, because I couldn't see all of it (some of it was slightly obscured by the bogwood) I thought that maybe I was just seeing the tail end of an adult Sewellia lineolata
, with it's tail folded down or something. So I took a really quick photo and got Steve to come and have a look. The 'tail' suddenly moved, and it was in fact not a tail, but the head end of a small fish!
It doesn't look like the Sewellia lineolata
that we rescued from the filter at such a small size. Here is the (really crap) picture that I managed to capture before it moved away:
Look right in the centre....
Inhabitants of the tank are groups of Sewellia lineolata
(the fry of which look different to this), groups of Sewellia
sp. spotted, 2 x mature Schistura balteata
, 2 x L46 zebra plec, and Eirmotus octozona
I've had a quick look at juvenile zebra plec pics, and I don't believe this is what I am seeing. I'm going to spend some more time observing today and will do my best to get better pics if it ventures out again.