Originally Posted by TheresaM
Currently acclimating these guys as well as some pygmy rasboras, clown killies, and a pair of scarlet badis
I think I have some moss products for my shrimp arriving today as well
Yay!!! you got some things you were wanting!
Thought all my Angelfish wigglers were gone yesterday, but last night they were piled up in the cup of "Their" Anubias plant's leaf at bedtime when I was about to shut off the lights. The moon light I leave on so the parents can see the sneaky tank mates coming to eat their babies and chase them off.
So today they are a little cloud around the mom and dad! So cute.
Trying to decide if the fish in the QT are big enough yet to survive the 72G tank. The Rainbow Emperor Tetras have doubled in size, I just hate to see them attacked or chased to death.
Option 1 leave the Baby Angels and let the parents work extra hard to keep them safe see how many make it.
Option 2 is clean out the 35G move the SW
to the 35G, only have 25G of SW
water to use but I think I can get all the rocks in there and not worry about the low tank for another day or 2. Only the Urchin and a few mushrooms which would do fine I think.
We are in the middle of another storm right now so I couldn't get my refill of water til tomorrow, even if I could make it up to the far away, not so lfs
! I might try that.
Then use the 15G for the new babies.
Option 3 is do pwc
on the 35G, then acclimate the new babies to the water, as I need to a pwc
on the 72G they are in anyway, and use the water they are in now for the 35G refill so it stays as close as possible the same.
That might be the fastest solution but won't get my SW
fish in the bigger tank minimum a couple weeks til the babies eat prepared foods
Thanks for tolerating my thinking out loud. I didn't think this was an issue yesterday when the wigglers were "gone". lol
Pair#2 is adding new eggs to their stone and fertilizing them as of this morning. Busy, busy fish.
The 35G has been the try and grow micro bugs for the baby angels to eat, I kinda gave that up the last go around, so maybe I will get out the magnifying glass and see if there is any micro bugs activity in there still - "live" food for the little babies. Better get the baby Brine Shrimp going!
Edit addition: Well the Angel parents started to get stressed and were eating some of the babies so I swooped in a net and caught about 15 that were left, then upon them entering the QT, the Emperors thought it was a new food and so I caught them and got them into the 72G. Now nobody's happy. :/ The Parents seem to be guarding the area where the babies were, right now, there were a couple left, I netted one more and got it to the QT. I thought I would turn out the lights and hope everyone calms down.
I got the filter cleaned out in the 15G SW
and cleaned some of the tank glass left some for the Urchin. And did a small pwc
on the 12G Edge, and complete clean on the Aqua Farm container, sand, with the new Betta and the snails. Those snails are poop machines. Cleaned all those tanks glass on the outsides and tops and the rim of the SW
. The fish from the pwc
tanks look happier.
I am bummed about the baby angels. I think I only have 3-5 left. Think this next time I will try to move the wigglers with pair #1 before they turn to swimmers, and maybe even the eggs from the pair #2. I guess a better plan wouldn't hurt, though each time I don't really intend to intervene but then I see the babies and can't help feel bad and hope to save them.