Hi everyone! So, I got home two days ago from a two-week long trip to visit family. My dad has been taking care of our tanks while we were away. My 20 gal has 3 gold barbs, 3 cherry barbs, and 2 African Dwarf frogs, plus a bunch of stem plants and a few smaller plants. I actually thought I had accidentally flushed one of the cherry barbs down the toilet while I did a major clean the day before we left because I could not find her anywhere for hours after. She showed back up the morning we left thank goodness; I figure she had to have been under the big fake rock/waterfall decoration that's in there--I found that there was a gap under the back of it where the gravel was sort of tunneled out. We got home Tuesday, and the tank had a lot of algae but was otherwise doing great. My stem plants and the lettuce-like floating plants exploded over the past two weeks. I spent a few hours yesterday cleaning all three tanks and (OMG!) was shocked when a teeny tiny cherry barb peeked out from under the big rock! I almost thought I imagined it, but a while later it was peeking out again. Then last night it was swimming out in the open, down on the bottom amongst the plants mostly. As far as I can tell, he is the only one. Well this was a surprise! I pretty much assumed that unless I made special efforts my fish were either unlikely to spawn or were (more) likely to eat the eggs. Also, I figured the frogs would eat anything the fish didn't. (Incidentally, one of the frogs turned up dead yesterday and the other one is now going under the rock too, I guess to eat baby fish?) Needless to say, I didn't have anything on hand to feed the little guy... I figure if this little guy has made it this far, then mom and dad have been watching out for it and making sure he is eating. My main question now is this--how long do baby barbs need to be fed special food? All my barbs usually eat TetraMin tropical crisps and pellets and I give occasional treats, though they tend to ignore them (nobody eats the freeze-dried shrimp!) Yesterday they went nuts for frozen brine shrimp. They've also ignored fresh zucchini. I have zero experience with fish eggs, fry, and such, so I'm not even sure how long you consider the babies fry, and when they technically are considered mature. Thanks in advance! Amy By the way, I'm trying to get a decent pic of the baby...I will post one if I can!