so here's the thing, last week my cories laid some eggs in my main community tank (55gal wide) we read to pick them out right away and transfer to a breeder or separate tank, so I moved them to a cycled 10gal I have in my bedroom which doesn't actually have any other fish in it, only substrate and a couple small plants/ single decoration.
problem is, after waiting and only yesterday seeing that a couple have indeed hatched and I saw a few, this morning I am looking and see that the other eggs have also hatched. but the babies are nowhere to be found.
I realize now that I made a mistake putting them in with the gravel layer on the bottom. I have to way to even know if they are still alive since there are so many little crevices between the rocks lol.
My question is, will they get lost inside the substrate and not be able to find their way out? are they smarter than that? lol, I expected to see some activity on the surface, but maybe they are hiding. I hope
next time I will be more prepared for sure. it really was a surprise when we found the eggs. anyway thanks.