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Old 09-25-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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HELP, there's a baby in my water change

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So i have a lovely cycled tank, added some fish a few days ago and thought id do a water change. I only syphoned out a baby platy. He was obviously hiding in the rocks, no more than a millimetre big.

So, it's 9pm, all the shops are shut and need some advice. Do I
1. Put him back in the tank (although know he will get eaten if he's not quick)
2. Keep him in the tank water which is in a bucket, likely to go cold though . . Could put him in then airing cupboard

If he does survive, what would I need to buy for the tank in the morning?

Help!
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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For the night you could put the fry in a plastic bag with clean tank water and float the bag in the tank. In the morning buy a net breeder and keep it in that till it is to big to fit in the other fishes mouths?
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that sounds great, except I have a biorb which has a bubble tube up the middle so the poor thing would get shaken, rattled & rolled. any other ideas?
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What if you get a plastic cup, poke a few holes in it and clip it to the side of the tank?
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You could lip the bag with a closepin nd see if it will stay or catch him nd keep him in your net for the net.
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Clip the bag to the side of the tank.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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What else do you have in the tank? Is there a significant chance he's even going to be eaten?
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Do you have a net that is fine enough he can't get through? Balance the net at the top of the tank for the night.
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i keep some of my fry in large containers on my desk. works well
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:37 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone, baby is now balanced in a Jaffa cake tub, with holes floating on top. I have a 30 litre tank with 3 platys, 3 guppies and six neons. Can I keep him, or is my tank going to have a fit?
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Defiantly keep him. First buy a net breeder and keep him in there till he gets about an inch in length or big enough to not fit in the other fish mouths.
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