Maybe too young to ID?

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Maybe too young to ID?

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Hi All,

I found this affixed to surface of slate rock shelf in a tank housing male Tatia gyrina, a group of small Microglanis (questionably poecilus) and a few of the Indonesian C127. Maybe it's a cory egg (most likely fish to spawn in this tank), but the flat edge on one side doesn't look right to me, and I see no embryo in the egg. It's about 1.5-1.75mm diameter. Could it be a Microglanis egg? That would be terrific, but I think very unlikely. Could it be an egg case deposited by leeches which came in mixed with live blackworms? IDK what a leech's egg case looks like. If not any of those, I have no clue what it is.

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Unidentified Floating Object.

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Great news update - Today I reexamined the object under the dissecting microscope (without dissecting it, of course). I saw a heartbeat, and I saw the interior contents jump inside. SOMETHING is going to hatch.

My best guess is it's a C127 cory egg, but really the embryo inside does not look like a typical cory embryo. Also, if you notice it AFTER it jumps, you'll see what looks like areas of dark pigmentation. That seems way too dark for a cory embryo. I'm hoping and praying for a baby South American bumblebee catfish or Dwarf Marbled Catfish.

Stay tuned for the drama!

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Riveting. I've never seen anything like this before. Thank you, Eric.
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Thanks Viktor! That's a big compliment. :-)

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Mystery solved. I believe it's a cory fry. After the egg hatched, I moved all the corys out of the tank. Why? (1) so future cory fry aren't eaten by the bumblebees, and (2) if I find more eggs in this tank, they'll have to be bumblebee eggs. ;-)

Mystery egg SOLVED?... Something hatched!

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Congrats! So tiny, but I love the little fin wags they do at that first stage, its so cute
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