If it is a temperature thing though wouldn't the other 2 tupperwares have fry dying off too? So far I have had only 1 in those 2. It's just the 3rd 1 I can't figure out. Did I do a bad thing by separating? Is that what's going on? I thought with so many fry to a batch that it would be a good thing to separate but now I'm not so sure. As far as I know I'm doing the same thing in all 3 but only that 1 dish is affected.
I thought about a breeder box but I discovered that I had an ich infestation and had to treat that so I didn't think they'd survive in there with the medication being so young. I started with about 8 fish in a 10g tank and now have the surviving 4 left. I didn't know what it was until I had taken everything but the fish out of the tank and saw the dots on the fish. (Sorry newbie not very pleased with myself on that one. I'd had fish before cut never had that problem with them.) But now that seems to have almost all cleared up but we're going to do 1 more treatment on them since there's like 1 last treatment left in the bottle to be sure.
Originally Posted by gabysapha
Hello, I do not think keeping fry in containers is a good idea but you are doing all you can to keep them clean and healthy I can see. But I am not surprised some of them are dying.
I'm not an expert but I'm just offering advice. I know that when people keep bettas in containers, java moss is very helpful in absorbing toxins in the water as well as providing cover. Guppy fry like cover, so perhaps adding a little bit of java moss in your containers will help them survive a little better.
Are the containers warm? because they contain such a small volume of water they may be losing heat and becoming too cold.
What may be a better idea is to put a breeder box in your current aquarium and put the fry there. They will probably be a little crowded but at least their wastes will be dispersed throughout the aquarium, they will stay warm, and they will get water with plenty of oxygen.
Just my thoughts, good luck!