Today we spotted more than one fry in our pond. The new fry are significantly smaller than the first one we saw a few days ago so we aren’t sure if the difference is due to date of spawn or difference in species. Either way this peaked our interest. So, being “empirical types” we decided that we wanted to get a better look at them. No matter how hard we tried to catch the smaller ones, we simple couldn’t keep them in our net. However, we were able to capture the larger fry and transport it into one of our waterfall pools for closer observation.
Our task became quite elaborate as the sun set. The lack of sun light meant that we pulled multiple flash lights out to help our observation. Even Maddie wanted to come see what was going on…well not that she cared about the fish, but as a loyal dog she wanted to be where we were.
Eventually Barbie was able to catch the fry with her hands so that we could get some pictures of it with her hands for size reference.