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Old 01-21-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Got Fry!!!.....Now What???

Tank is a well filtered 40 gal
Had a pair of geophagus make babies.
The tank is an easy going community of (3)-4" clown loaches, 6" pleco, 5"angelicous cat.
I have plastic egg crate from drop ceiling as a double divider. Dead space in middle so fry might hang there.
Finance prevents an immediate large tank purchase.
I anticipated buying a 75 or 90 gal with overflow and wet dry.
Gonna move community and geophagus to 90 after cycle. That puts me 5-12 weeks down the road from today.
Current filter set up is BioWheel 150 and 300, medium fluidized sand filter with sponge as pre-filter and small power head for circulation. Yes I like filters!


What would be some suggestions to try to preserve fry?
Set up 10 gal, move small BioWheel 150, small heater, light etc?

Thanks in advance for help.

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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you might try putting some plants in the dead space so the fry feel more comfortable/safe being there and may be more likely to use it.
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you might try putting some plants in the dead space so the fry feel more comfortable/safe being there and may be more likely to use it.

I agree. That's actually what I did with my tank recently to increase fry survival rate.

Are your fry still alive? I know this topic is a bit old...
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yes almost all fry are still alive.
They are getting close to 1/2" there are about 50.
I moves Pictus cat and loaches to a temp 10gal.
In the long process of setting up a 180gal tank
I figure another week or so to get it set up and filled then a few weeks to cycle.
I've started filter for 180.
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Idk how big they are but you might consider getting a special tank for babies or something
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